HABITS AT WORK, AN INNOVATIVE CONTEXT DESIGN COMPANY BASED
IN CHICAGO, wanted to encourage the comfort, productivity and wellness of its own employees in the same way it fosters high performance
in its clients. A living wall was “a natural fit” for the company, explains
Zachary Smith, Senior Marketing Manager of living wall manufacturer
FORMERLY A NORDSTROM RACK RETAIL ANCHOR, this
34,102-square-foot office in Long Beach, CA, is now the
creative office of architecture firms Retail Design Collaborative and Studio One Eleven. The outdoor patio and
urban porches (gathering spaces that face the street as
a way to physically interact with the community) are the
firms’ primary gathering space.
FOOT LOCKER’S NEW YORK CITY CORPORATE OFFICE is imbued with the fun, carefree spirit of its retail units. Open
work areas like these are located along perimeter windows to bring in natural daylight.
“Emerging workplace research highlights how plants and living walls have positive effects
on problem-solving skills, ideation and creativity, adding incredible benefits to the Habits at
Work space in the form of increased quality output.”
Zachary Smith, Senior Marketing Manager, Sagegreenlife