T. Patrick Donnelly offers some thoughts for how to incorporate community design and improve cohesion in the office—wherever it is.
By Patrick Donnelly and Chris Collett of BHDP; Valerie Garrett of Fifth Third Bancorp The benefits that an integrated design process can bring to building projects have been accepted for decades. Assembling a team with diverse expertise to collaboratively work on a project is intuitively understood to be a better approach than designing in a […]
Stop thinking about millennials when designing your workplace. Here’s what to think about instead. By T. Patrick Donnelly Research shows flexible workplaces that follow a lifespan of your employees are more important. All too often, executives look at their office design and workplace environment with a narrow focus. Millennials. Millennials. Millennials. They will be the […]
IBM, Yahoo, and Best Buy, among others, have felt the sting of criticism in recent years for requiring remote workers to come back to work full-time at company offices. Critics said these past innovators failed their teleworkers, who preferred the autonomy outside the office. Plus, research by organizations ranging from the London Business School to Gallup have suggested that […]
Based on its research and experience, BHDP Architecture finds that the best way to think about Millennials and their impact on workplace design may be to think about them a lot less. A lot of ink has been spilled about Millennials, their “unique” characteristics, and how best to attract, engage, and support them in the […]
Patrick Donnelly, design strategist at BHDP, discusses with his role as a workplace design strategist at BHDP, emphasizing that any design of a company’s workplace must start with a deep understanding of the company’s culture so that it best reflects company’s goals and mission. Understanding Workplace Strategy When a company embarks on a design […]
At our house we don’t call ourselves “human beings”. Instead we call ourselves “human becomings” because change and growth is so constant and ever present in our lives. When giving a talk recently to our regional conference for the American Institute of Architects, I shared how interesting our human reaction to change is to me…the […]
“Imagination is more important than knowledge” Albert Einstein. Like Tim Brown from IDEO, we have found that it is more effective to initiate the act of design by taking design out of the hands of the designer and putting it in the hands of those most impacted by the design. On a recent project we […]