Our Florida Architect Designs Offices People Want to Work In
South Florida Architecture believes that if you’re going to build an office building, you should make it a place people want to work. That’s why we pour our best architect and team into creating the perfect environment for you and your staff to conduct business in.
The workplace is more than just a central location with walls, desks, and Internet access. The average American spends over 2,000 hours a year in the office, so why not make it a place that is comfortable? Inspiring? An incubator for productivity and advancement!
Our team combines over 50 years of experience in hospitality, commercial, and residential architecture to produce a final, functional design that does just that. Whether you’re looking for an architect to design an office building from scratch or you’re considering renovations, South Florida Architecture has the creative knack and honed skill to make your vision come alive.
Key Elements of Office Design Every Structure Needs
There are certain features that every office must have in order to provide a good environment. Why does this matter? An office building is like a second home to many business owners and their employees. It should feel comfortable and inviting.
Part of that environment comes from the workplace culture, but the other lies in design. An office shouldn’t feel like a prison cell. Instead, it should capture the essence of your company while inspiring productivity.
South Florida Architecture has the skills, creativity, and experience to help you create the best office building for your business. However, all designs start with your idea. When planning your offices, make sure you and your architect review these three spaces in particular and know what kind of atmosphere you want them to reflect.
The Reception Area
This is the first area your visitors will see when they step into your offices, so it’s important to create an atmosphere that conveys your brand and what you want it to represent. Don’t just think about aesthetics. Consider functionality, especially needs that are unique to your business.
A combination of interior design and construction details will set the scene of your reception area. Consider its size based on the amount of foot traffic you anticipate coming through the office on a daily basis, as well as lighting and how you want the room laid out. We’ll bring it all together in a cohesive design that blends seamlessly with the rest of your office.
Employee work spaces are typically the most predominant area in your office building. It’s where the magic happens; the day-to-day operations and executions that turn into profit. Because of this, you really want to consider how it will look and feel for your staff on a daily basis. Is it conducive to the type of work they will be doing? When the furniture is moved in and everything is situated, will this space feel stifled or open? Know what you want your work space atmosphere to feel like and let our architect and his team know prior to starting the design. We will do whatever we can to meet those expectations, utilizing natural lighting when we can while catering to your chosen company culture.
Meeting Rooms and Areas
Meeting rooms and areas can vary greatly depending on your preference and the type of environment you would like to facilitate. In a more corporate environment, you often find traditional conference and meeting rooms built to accommodate a professional discussion and presentation.
However, many businesses are also embracing “breakout areas.” These open-space layouts encourage a less formal meeting area perfect for casual meetings and brainstorming sessions. It’s certainly a trend that is rising with today’s millennial culture and young people tend to adapt well to it.
Which you choose to incorporate is solely up to your personal preference and the type of culture you would like to build within your office. If you’re unsure which style would go best with your overall design, our staff will be happy to answer your questions and help you make an informed decision.
Ready to Design Your New Office Space?
Let’s talk about getting started! South Florida Architecture offers free quotes and initial meetings. Simply call us at 239-777-0616 or fill out our online form to set up an appointment. We will take our time to learn about your company, the location it will be built upon, and how we can make your expectations and desires a reality. Our meetings are hosted at our Estero location, just off of Coconut Road in The Brooks Executive Center.