The Urban Office Reimagined

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2016-04-01
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Creeger, Samantha
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Research has shown that public green spaces are vital for growing cities. As population size will continue to increase in urban cities, green spaces have shown to be stress reducers, evoke happiness, as well as major attractors for residents and tourists. While the importance of outdoor urban areas has been demonstrated, there is also a growing trend for businesses to have a neutral workspace for meetings and a change in atmosphere. As parks are looking to reach a broader range of use, there is an opportunity to get people out of their desks to the outdoors while still having the necessary amenities for productivity. The goal of the capstone is to research productivity in offices and the benefits of working outdoors to generate a new collaborative office solution located in a public green space. Working outdoors facilitates informal project collaboration and brainstorming, as well as an open and relaxed culture. This analysis will be guided through the design process to support the research, idea generation and final concept.

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