LaBella Interior Designers Talk Open Office with the RBJ
UNC Charlotte's PORTAL Building features open-style workstations
This week's Rochester Business Journal features the paper's special report on Commercial Real Estate and Design. LaBella interior designers Beth Curran and Jackie Ilg spoke with reporter Sheila Livadas about trends in open office design in Rochester and beyond. Check out the full article here.
While open office environments are not right for every client, they are particularly popular with the millenial-age workforce, who are less concerned with hierarchy in the workplace and more driven by social, community collaboration. For companies concerned about their energy usage, an open office design can increase access to natural light and enhance air circulation. Recent research indicates that traditional cubicles are typically empty up to 60% of the time and that flexibility in the office environment is paramount - particularly when it comes to sitting and standing throughout the day.