When Duff & Phelps developed its 16,000 square foot Atlanta office, the design goals were clear. The firm wanted to move away from a traditional, dark look and create a spacious, modern space that better reﬂected its forward-thinking values and perspective.
In addition to aesthetic goals, Duff & Phelps believed its real estate should have a positive inﬂuence on employee satisfaction while managing costs and maximizing returns to shareholders. After all, explains Scott Oblow, Managing Director and Leader of Human Capital for Duff & Phelps, “A person’s workspace can be just as important as compensation or assignments. When people are here 50 or more hours each week, space becomes important. Bright, open spaces feel welcoming and can enhance productivity, and as a growing company, it is important that space can be easily reconfigured.”
Haworth’s Organic Workspace solutions addressed all of the firm’s objectives. Moveable walls, integrated systems furniture, raised access ﬂooring, and modular power cabling create an agile space that responds easily to changes in the company. Because the Haworth products selected were designed to work together, spaces easily adapt to support individual and team needs. In addition, the ability to reconfigure spaces quickly minimizes worker downtime — key for an environment in which employees must respond quickly to client needs.
To enhance employee satisfaction at all levels, private offices and open-plan workstations share window frontage equally to take advantage of natural light.