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Category Archives: Research

Understanding the Student Experience: Part Four

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Staying true to its promise to Design for People, BHDP initiated four virtual focus groups with higher education students to understand how remote learning has impacted their college experience. In this blog, Paul Orban reflects on the student responses from the fourth and final focus group.

Understanding the Student Experience: Part Two

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Staying true to its promise to Design for People, BHDP initiated four virtual focus groups with higher education students to understand how remote learning has impacted their college experience. The second virtual focus was just as insightful as the first and resulted in a few key takeaways that David shares in his blog.

Understanding the Student Experience: Part One

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Staying true to its promise to Design for People, BHDP initiated four virtual focus groups with higher education students to understand how remote learning has impacted their college experience. Although many questions remain, the first virtual focus was insightful and resulted in a few key takeaways that Tom shares in his blog.

The Role of Physical Space in Corporate Learning and Development

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Innovative use of space to create a learning environment that positively affects engagement and retention requires a strategic and coordinated effort backed by senior leadership commitment. Corporate learning and development (L&D) programs, no matter how compelling, may not be enough in and of themselves as the foundation for developing engaged and productive employees. Historically, the […]

Designing For Innovation In The Workplace

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A facility focused on research spurred steel manufacturer AK Steel to craft spaces conducive to collaboration and inspiration. Companies have long focused on fostering collaboration among employees, envisioning it as a solution to lagging innovation. To that end, architects have designed more and more open workspaces, where employees now easily and frequently interact. But it […]

Future Forward Visions

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  Future of Work Picturing the workplace of the future has always been part of the facility manager’s job, but it’s never been more challenging than it is today. Technology that affects the workplace is advancing at a rapid pace—sometimes reflecting changes in society, sometimes actually driving those changes. With employment patterns evolving as well, […]

Trends and Tensions in the Workplace Executive Roundtable Summary

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On Sept. 17, 2015, BHDP facilitated an Executive Roundtable titled “Trends and Tensions in the Workplace.” Leaders from across the corporate real estate industry met at Tangeman University Center in the heart of University of Cincinnati’s Clifton campus in Cincinnati, Ohio. Through ideation, data analysis and story-telling, the group unpacked workplace trends and tensions that […]