EVERY SQUARE FOOT housing Globant, a multinational digital development company, echoes the
organization’s out-of-the-box thinking and creative
culture. This conference room is a prime example.
The stowable seating has a round base that requires
users to maintain their balance, which engages core
MEETING ROOMS AT DOW
ELECTRONICS, a consumer
electronics technology distributor, feature inspirational quotes
and are designed to accommodate Dow employees’ most common meeting needs, a strategy
that was informed by interviewing
employees, says Sarah Yodzis,
Project Analyst and EOL Liquidation Specialist at DOW. Decorative fixtures throughout the office
create different dynamics in each
space and assist with wayfinding.
“Each of their offices is very different, but they all have a lot of amenity and entertainment spaces that bring the brand to life,” explains Juliana Fernandez, Founding Partner of AEI,
which has designed several Globant offices. “Most of their staff is
either millennials or Generation X or Z, and their engineers have
long shifts, so Globant wants to create spaces where the engineers
would want to be instead of have to be. They want people to feel
inspired and at home. ”
IN ITS OVER 9,000-SQUARE FOOT ATRIUM, the Eisenhower Corporate Campus in Livingston, NJ, provides
common areas in a naturally lit space where four
interconnecting buildings come together. These areas
include private workspace or collaborative spaces for
occupants looking for a change of scenery.
“The building has a four-story atrium and seating
areas in several locations that are collaborative workspaces where people can talk and brainstorm,” says
Jordan Guenther, Director of Property Management at
Eastman Companies, a real estate development, construction and management company. “The seating was
designed to have fold-out desktops so you can put an
iPad or a laptop there for more comfort.”
BARNHILL’S 30-YEAR-OLD BUILDING was showing its age, says Ginger Warner,
Territory Representative for DIRTT, which creates customized interiors. Warner
oversaw a major overhaul of the contracting company’s facility.
The facility now features interior walls that can easily change to
reflect what the room requires, making it easier to accommodate
future needs. All 19 offices have glass fronts and writable surfaces, and the conference room features writable wall panels and
an in-wall TV. “When you put the TV inside the wall, that allows
you to write over it. You can throw your spreadsheet up on the TV
and circle things you want people to be able to see,” Warner says.