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Solutions Summary-Design Directives
TECHNOLOGY
Design a facility that is nimble
to technology changes
FURNITURE AND LAYOUT
Provide a strategically designed
universal workspace to meet
the needs of the individual

FACILITIES AND SERVICES
Provide technology-enabled meeting
rooms to accommodate larger teams

ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN
Provide employee amenity spaces to help enhance
the work environment
INDOOR ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY
Provide access to natural daylight and views
COLLABORATION
Break down physical barriers to lend to a feeling of openness

FURNITURE AND LAYOUT
Integrate executives and management
with the larger collective team

With the knowledge depicted
in the spider graph (opposite),
the design firm Momentum
created a series of directives
(above) that either address
shortcomings seen in a client's
existing space or maintain or
improve upon other aspects
of a workplace.

The firm translates the survey's data-collection
categories into directives, objectives, and tactics
to create responsive, holistic designs.
For example, a Momentum client-a credit
union in Oregon-wanted to consolidate three
existing workplaces into one new building. These
locations, as represented on a spider graph, each
scored well on technology, meaning that the
employees believed that they were well supported
by their workplaces' in-place technology. However,
the responses were not as favorable in other

categories, such as indoor environment quality-
which refers to issues such as air quality and natural
light-and environment design, which quantifies
data related to aesthetics, general design, greenery,
and communal spaces.
Taking this knowledge into account,
Momentum created a series of directives to address
these shortcomings and maintain or improve upon
other aspects of workplace design. For the new
credit union, the designers departed from the typical
rectangular footprint and conceived a V-shaped
structure that allows for access to plentiful natural
light and views. A focal point of the interior is an
open stair that connects each floor and overlooks
an outdoor courtyard. The building, therefore,
responds to specific issues, creating a supportive
work environment for its occupants.
Designers serving as strategic advisors
As Stephen Apking, interior design partner at
SOM in New York, says, "With respect to datadriven projects, the continuum of data starts at
the very beginning of the project and continues

all the way through commissioning and beyond."
Extended designer involvement-from previsioning
to post-occupancy evaluations-is being woven into
RFPs and client contracts, leading to relationships
in which designers can position themselves
as strategic advisors to their clients.
"In the past, we would work through
programming, design, drawings, and construction,
and then the client didn't call us for another ten
years or until they needed to move again," says
Wellwood. "We see that really shifting and changing
as we become more engaged."
Data-namely the insights and evidence
it provides-affords designers enhanced levels of
engagement and highlights the tangible benefits
of supportive workplaces. When strategically
envisioned and designed, workplaces bolster
organizational performance and success. And
the more clearly designers can communicate this
message, the more confidently they can convey
the value of their services. c

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