The Placemaking Process

The Placemaking Process

Our four-phase placemaking process focuses on listening to our clients’ needs and goals, applying workplace strategies, and executing a design plan according to our proven approach.

Phase 1: Listening

We’ll kick-off the process at our showroom — with a tour of our space and an overview of how it has been designed to maximum efficiency and collaboration. We’ll then meet in our listening room and delve into who you are, what you need in a workplace, what your employee workstyles are and how your departments function and collaborate. We’ll want to know about your goals for the new space — perhaps talent attraction, employee satisfaction, well-being and retention, growth — or all of the above.

Phase 2: Planning

Utilizing workplace strategies and an iterative office design process, our team collaborates to layout a space that addresses the goals established in Phase 1. Your team’s workstyles will be a major focus throughout this process, and the floorplan we ultimately present will highlight how varying workstyles function within your new space. We value your perspective in this process, and will work to finalize a floorplan based on your input and feedback. Edits to plans can be made in real-time using Bluescape — our proprietary virtual collaboration environment.

Phase 3: Solutions

Once a plan is finalized that best suits your team’s flow and workstyles, we bring it to life with branding, color and furniture. Multiple options will be provided in this phase and we’ll meet with you to view 3D renderings of the space and flythroughs using Oculus VR Headsets. Any additional changes to the plans or finishes during this phase can easily be made in-person or through Bluescape and incorporated into the project plan before moving on to the next phase.

Phase 4: Alignment

Your workplace plan is final, and we’ll now present you with project specifics in the form of one concise printed document. Every piece of furniture will be outlined, along with finishes, colors and technology. We’ll then call the design phase a success and move on to the formal proposal and procurement process.