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about us

about us

Workplace is an architectural studio specialising in designing work environments. Our team of architects, engineers, project managers, psychologists and sociologists is a unique combination of professionals creating functional workplaces where people feel good and want to spend their time.

Since 2012 we have been shaping the work environments both in Polish and international organizations, and our projects have been recognised in prestigious competitions.

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sqm of offices that have been completed
by workplace between 2012-2017
average number
of projects per year
number of employees
at the end of 2017
average number
of projects per year
sqm of offices were completed
by workplace between 2012-2017

projects

projects

services

services

Our holistic approach is underpinned by data gathered during systematic studies of the nature of work and design competencies in architecture, space planning and wayfinding. The solutions we offer are based on the latest technology (IT and AV) as well as the optimal use of greenery.

Our projects are implemented with the knowledge of change management so that every user of a given space feels comfortable in it and their efficiency is higher.

specialists are engaged in the workplace
design process of a specific environment
years before moving into the new office
is the perfect moment to start the design process
months is the average time to
complete a 1000 sqm office
space on site

research & analysis

research & analysis

The design process always starts with an analysis of the existing work environment, allowing us to become familiar with the style of work in the organisation and to plan a complex strategy that will support the customer’s needs. Through observation of space utilisation, quantitative and qualitative research among all or selected groups of workers, workshops, pilot programs and reference visits, we identify the needs of the organisation.

Our research is complemented by evaluations conducted during various phases of planning and design as well as after the completion of the implementation process. This allows us to respond even more accurately to the customer’s needs.

participants took part in Think Tank meetings
organised by workplace between 2012-2016
organizations have had work environment studies
done by workplace between 2012-2016
number of meetings up to 4 people
in the average organisation
interviews with managers and board members that
should be conducted during each design process
time spent on individual work in typical HQ
number of meetings up to 4 people
in average organisation
organizations have had work environment studies
done by workplace between 2012-2016
time spent on individual work in typical HQ

space planning

space planning

Space planning is a key step in creating a functional interior that maximizes the available space and benefits from the specificity of a particular building.

We propose appropriate solutions based on our research and strategy, with the aim of increasing spatial efficiency. What we take into account is the number of staff, their needs and requirements of the organisation, not only present but also reflecting future plans. By optimising budgets and space we create a flexible working environment, striving to reach both employee and employer satisfaction. We offer solutions designed to meet business needs in the office space and to increase the efficiency of your organisation.

sqm drawn by workplace
between 2012-2017
general rate of individual work spaces
in the average office in Poland, leaving only
20% for meeting and supporting areas
rate of individual work spaces usually
achieved by workplace, leaving 40%
for meeting and support areas
sqm per employee net
in agile workplace

design

design

The most important and at the same time the most complex stage of work is the design process. On the basis of previously prepared functional systems and depending on the scope and budget established with the client, the process consists of elements such as general concept, detailed drawings, visualisations, guidelines for executive designs and supervision of the implementation itself, which consists of offering and coordinating contractors.

We always give unique character to the work spaces we design. Our main goal is to give it individual character that stimulates both creative and focused work, enhances knowledge exchange among employees, helps them rest and builds relationships in a less formal atmosphere.

per sqm from conception and realisation is
the budget for a well designed office
minutes office workers lose per day due
to distractions associated with open-plan offices
average number of suited design ad-hoc meeting spaces
per employee, to improve the level of cooperativeness
in the work environment
satisfaction factor from workplace environment
in MediaCom City Office (91% from the design)
minimal number of stand-up desks that should
be placed in proper zones for higher utilisation
types of phone booths that from our surveys show;
meet the standard of good acoustics and ergonomics
satisfaction factor from workplace environment
in MediaCom City Office (91% from the design)

wayfinding

wayfinding

As a part of our comprehensive service we offer interiors integrated with individually developed communication system that will orient and navigate the users to help them find their ways in the rooms and understand their functions. Such a system of information is commonly known under the names of space branding and wayfinding.

A precisely designed system allows all users to navigate the office smoothly. The recipient will easily be able to go to specific places, find co-workers, get to the services they want. This will increase the comfort of work and optimize the time needed to complete individual tasks.

is the average number of different wayfinding markings
in a 1000 sqm office space
pictograms used in the average office space
amout of running meters of foil on glass walls
is used in the 1000 sqm office space

greenery

greenery

At the stage of developing functional systems we pay attention to the creation of space which positively influences the well-being, morale, and satisfaction of its users. A very important role in this process is played by greenery and its maintenance in the office.

Apart from CO2 reduction and oxygen production, the presence of vegetation has a positive effect on us. Appropriately selected plants in the office eliminate toxins, absorbs sound, but above all changes the atmosphere indoors and bring us closer to nature.

optimal number of plants per employee
in regard to health and well-being
lower eye irritation due to a properly designed green office
less hedaches thanks to green air cleared of chemicals and dust
optimal number of plants per employee
with regard to health and well-being
less hedaches thanks to green
air clean from chemical and dust

technology

technology

Modern offices, constantly changing forms of work, and ways of cooperation require support of advanced technological solutions. In consultation with experts we fully align audiovisual and teleinformation solutions to the needs of the organisation, taking into account their availability, price, and user-friendliness.

We offer the latest solutions for both monitoring and optimising utilisation of the office space, providing tailor-made communication solutions that increase efficiency and improve the exchange and acquisition of knowledge.

number of projects in which we
receive complete IT/AV briefings
raise the utilisation of meeting areas
due to an efficient room-booking system
number of necessary IT persons needed
in the whole process of office design

project management

project management

Contemporary work environments and the coordination of individual complex processes require comprehensive project management, implementation, and coordination across multiple industries. In Workplace, we pay great attention to the schedule and the budget of the project. We are constantly looking for new solutions, both for our customers and for the development of our services. This allows us to be flexible at various stages of implementation by optimising time and budget.

hours is the average time spend by the
Workplace team on each design
days our architects have spent
performing supervisions on site in 2017
the average number of drawings needed to coordinate
the completion of an ordinary 1000 sqm office
hours is the average time spend by
workplace team on each design
days in total our architects have spent
at supervisions on site in 2017

change management

change management

The change and reorganisations of the office space requires implementation and adaptation. Change management activities help to familiarise employees with the new space, make work organisation more effective, and streamline operations.

We utilise workshops, training semininars, and internal/external multi-channel comunnication to complete the relocation and adapt the employees to new work conditions.

of respondents indicate increased workspace
comfort as a way to facilitate the achievement
of their professional goals
increase in effective, creative, and collaborative
work when people are happier at the office
of employees are not engaged in their activites,
meaning the vast majority does not enjoy their work

clients

clients

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