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The Oak-town Cometh!

Hey Oakland, Get Ready to Work. Your time has come. Bay Area residents are used to a few things: great weather, good restaurants, and fog on any major holiday involving fireworks. Unfortunately, another thing we’re used to is traffic. With many offices located in tech… Read More

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The Grateful Dead had the Wall of Sound, But Amazon has a Wall of Ground

Appears there is a new kind of war between the titans: Google and Apple, doing their best to out-do each other on their Biophilic design. Now enter Amazon’s Spheres — Seattle Times has the best scoop yet.  Yes, I want to go there. Yes, It makes me… Read More

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LEED certification was so 90’s. We’ve moved into the “WELL Standard”

You’ve probably heard or seen the LEED logo on buildings near where you work, or if you’re lucky, on the building you work in. LEED ensures landlords are building spaces that adhere to green building design.  This has become commonplace for new building development, and… Read More

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New Software Empowering Landlords and Tenants to be more “We-Worky.”

Building owners and software companies are struggling to keep up with the tech-centric, community-centric WeWork. Enter HQO, a new kit piece of software enabling an easy entry point for making workspaces funky-fresh. One consumer-facing software app to rule them all, enabling: – Visitor registration and… Read More

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Nordea’s new HQ in Copenhagen is a sustainable workplace of 2000 people, and the knowledge flows like a fine wine

In the new Nordea headquarters, employees don’t have permanent workstations. A range of flexible rooms, multi-rooms, project tables, ‘phone booths’ and touch-down workspaces facilitate the mobility of employees throughout the day offering them to shift between varying working situations: “Close to the facades, we have… Read More

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All Hail the Rise of the “Resimercial” Workspace

Article in today’s Commercial Integrator states that while the S&P 500 grew by 75 percent from 2003 to 2013, the design-centric companies that were studied grew by 299 percent! The lines between the home and office are blurring. Homes are becoming more office. Offices in… Read More

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The Journey Begins

Thanks for joining me.  Having built four start-ups in San Francisco, Oakland and Berkeley, I’ve shifted gears to study innovation in the modern workplace with a specific focus on Oakland and the surrounding Bay Area. The modern workspace environment is rapidly changing.  WordPress, the company… Read More