Design Space Planning
Our Office Furniture Space Planning Services Have Been Proven in the Workplace.
You’re faced with a big project. Your company is expanding and you need to ensure all furniture designs meet the needs of all users, stays within budget and reflects the way your company works. Or, equally intimidating, you have to consolidate offices and re-design existing spaces to be more efficient than ever. And, you want to ensure everything fits the new space while staying on budget.
At Interior Office Systems, Inc, we’ve combined traditional design principles with our own unique office furniture space planning services. The result is a proven, four-step process that ensures the workplace design integrates with your building, culture, brand and budget.
The Pre-Design stage is the time to gather information. Our design team meets with you to discuss project goals and gather requirements. We can also meet with anyone else who may have valuable feedback to offer, whether it be your end-users, consultants, or design firms.
We visit your jobsite, or, if it’s under construction, study the completed design drawings. Plans of existing conditions are created, often with verified field dimensions. If the project focuses on reusing existing furniture, we’ll also do an inventory.
In the design development phase, ideas are explored and concepts tested. Drawings show you adjacencies of department, people, and support areas. You get a chance to see actual workstation designs. (We call them “typicals.”) Selections will be made and presented for all the products used on your project. The adjacency drawings are updated to reflect your final product choices. Our designers are trained to describe the design process clearly and in plain terms, so you understand exactly what you’re getting, every step of the way.
We can also help with the selection of all finishes, upholsteries, and materials. Sometimes, we’re also asked to help select some architectural finishes, such as the paint, wall and floor coverings. We can provide you with this feedback, and then create finish plans for you or your contractor.
Project Documentation (getting it all down so you can order it)
In the project documentation phase, all the products you’ve selected are documented. We call this the “specifications.” Everything you want is now ready to be ordered. At the same time, we create furniture installation drawings noting the type, size and placement of every piece of furniture.
If your product selections involve electrical components, we recommend access points and ensure they coordinate with building systems. We also take the extra step of auditing plans and specifications. Your final specifications are accurate for the application, meet all necessary code compliance, and all order quantities are exact.
IOS researches planning and design alternatives to assist our clients in meeting their corporate facility objectives.
Corporate dynamics are on the move. Job Sharing; Teaming; Telecommuting; Rightsizing; Hoteling; these are concepts that the professionals at IOS can clarify and apply to the advantage of our clients.
Aesthetics and Ergonomics are issues that are carefully detailed by the IOS designers, thereby addressing the human side of facility design.