Defining Freedom in the Workplace
There is a strong link between freedom and mobility in our societies whereby mobility is often an indicator of social advantage, this rings true also in our work environments and was the leading theme at a Mix Interior roundtable where our Design Strategist Jordan Jones recently took part.
Gentrification of New York Neighborhoods
What does gentrification mean for New York renters and low-income communities? The answer is indefinite as the term “Gentrification” may mean different things to different people and can be misinterpreted. Ingrid Ellen defined it as the increase in rents and house values prompted by an arrival of more affluent residents into low-income neighborhoods. Consequently, the process causes difficulties for lower-income homeowners and renters to remain in their neighborhoods.
Top 10 Tips for Delivering Workplaces in Europe
Over the past year HLW have worked on projects for a large variety of sectors, delivering workplaces that meet the diverse needs that our clients require. Throughout this process we have gathered some important tips that you need to know if you are planning to undertake a workplace project in Europe. Here are our top 10:
Willis Towers Watson Dublin
HLW recently completed a relocation and interior fit out project for Willis Towers Watson (WTW) moving them into the Elm Park Development in Dublin Bay which had been vacant for many years previously. The aim of the project was to create a vibrant base for 350 Willis Towers Watson employees, providing them with a multiplicity of work settings, a new suite of client meeting rooms and statement employee town hall that maximised the Dublin waterside views.
Wellness at Work: What Matters Most.
HLW Round Table events are established to foster thought provoking discussions on themes relevant to our workplace. Various guests gathered at our latest Round Table last week at the Carriage House at 5 Giralda Farms in Madison, NJ to hear from experts and their peers on the topic of Wellness in the Workplace.
Prototyping Design Fields Before the Big Plunge
When did we know what we wanted to be when we grew up? How do we know architecture, interior design, or even design strategy is the right path? These are some really daunting questions that college-bound students often are faced with today when making a decision before going off to college.
Risk Mitigation Planning for Urban Coastal Flooding: An Architect’s Perspective
Storm resiliency in a post-Katrina and Sandy age is often discussed in terms of capacity to adapt to changing circumstances in a positive way. For the commercial building owner facing threats of urban coastal flooding, “capacity” is measured in increments: functionality, uptime, and bounce back.
Clerkenwell Design Week 2016: The Silver Thread
Mustafa and Ehran developed ‘The Silver Thread’ from concept through to installation with Flint Fine Art Limited, transforming and repurposing 150 of Humanscales Different Lamps into a free flowing form which sweeps through the showroom.
Culture Centred Design
Ever thought about knocking 10 years off your age, taking on a totally different personality, finding a new job, and settling into a new role? Maybe you've always dreamed of becoming a CFO or trying your hand at IT support? Well, that was literally the experience of participants who attended this year's ICL City Conference. Facilitated by HLW's Senior Strategist Hannah Beveridge, attendees temporarily immersed themselves in new job titles and responsibilities to inform the planning of an imaginary workplace