What are the latest workplace trends? Here is a list of top 10 recent favorites. Top talent is shrinking Employee engagement matters More people are working remotely and not at their desks Flexible work boosts engagement and satisfaction Activity-based work setting are on the rise Buildings can help or hinder productivity Lighting matters  Acoustics are vital People ar...

Project managers, architects, and facility managers are always looking for workplace solutions that meet the changing needs of organizations. This process has typically involved plans to enhance the design of offices and buildings, and in this regard, LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) has been an important certification program. But while LEED focuses primarily on the building, ...

Things you should be paying attention to if you’re planning on getting a job at an architectural office. Firm culture plays a big role in any work experience you will have so trying to get a feel for what it will be like for you while you’re working there is almost as important as what you will be doing. From www.lifeofanarchitect.com Top 5 Reasons to work in a Small Architectural Firm: 1...

Atlanta ranks third in nation for ‘green’ building standards. According to a new study, Atlanta is one of the most environmentally friendly cities in the country when it comes to our office buildings. Atlanta’s green tree canopy is famous, but there’s something else big and green about the city these days: our buildings. In fact, out of the 30 largest office markets in the United States, Atlanta...

According to a newly released survey by the AIA, The Architect’s Journey to Specification, a large number of architects are disappointed with current resources available to them in the specifying process. In the digital age, firms are increasingly calling for better web-based tools to provide more nuanced ways to compare products by performance, criteria and price. From architizer.com The AI...

Interior Design Magazine has curated a list of 8 simply amazing spiral staircases. Paul Cocksedge Studio harnessed sunlight—a departure for the Ingo Maurer protégé's signature lamps—for an energy-infused office project in London. The stair spirals upward 40 feet, with twists offering built-in benches, a small library, and a balustrade garden containing six species of plants. www.interiordesi...

Studies show that office design helps companies attract hard-working millennials. Don't be so quick to call them entitled. There are actually compelling reasons to redesign your office with millennials in mind. From www.inc.com PHOTO CREDIT: Getty Images Graduating from college is as daunting as it is exciting. Young adults leave the familiarity of their campuses and classrooms and head int...

Did you know employees sitting closer to windows are more likely to show up at work? According to the Question & Retain (Q&R) Happiness in the Workplace Pulse Check, 40 percent of us say the most important factor that makes us happy at work is feeling valued and supported; 19 percent of us get out of bed for the intellectual challenge work provides; and for 12 percent, the pay and benef...

The major economic and business themes over the past year have been focused on the war for talent, creating an employment experience for job seekers and candidates, overtime and compensation, the end of the annual performance review, the continued skills and leadership gap, the rise of Generation Z and the shift to the on-demand workforce. These trends have all impacted how companies recruit, reta...

Looking to make your office more cheerful? Here are few ideas how we can help. Forbes has a list of office decor changes that will make you happier. Choose More Flexible Furniture Repaint With Lighter Colors Introduce Some Plants Consider All Your Senses Get Organized See the full article at  www.forbes.com Photo source - www.mycityplants.com  ...