Tech Industry

AVIVA'S DIGITAL FUTURE

HLW worked with leading City based insurance firm Aviva to create a home for their new digital team in the heart of London’s Tech City - the Aviva Digital Garage.  The new workplace strategy and design vision has enabled Aviva to spearhead product innovation and development from their Hoxton Square based space.

AVIVA'S DIGITAL FUTURE

2015 NY Design Awards Gold Winner YouTube Space NY & Google BrandLab

Six floors above Manhattan’s Chelsea Market—and encompassing approximately 20,000 sf, including a mezzanine—two highly innovative groups share resources and cultivate synergies. YouTube Space NY houses professional-grade production and support spaces/equipment for emerging and established online content “creators.” 

2015 NY Design Awards Gold Winner YouTube Space NY & Google BrandLab

Reworking the Workplace: New Attitudes in Office Design

Original presentation by Liz Burow as part of the AIA panel on Office Design/Workplace Strategy, September 29th, at the Knoll Showroom, 1330 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY. Moderated by Susan Szenasy, editor, Metropolis Magazine.

In an era where everyone is asking, “What does an innovative workplace look like?” it is becoming increasingly more difficult to find exceptional examples that truly break the mold. YouTube Space NY is one of these exceptions.

Reworking the Workplace: New Attitudes in Office Design

Using Food to Build Healthy Communities for Working and for Learning

We all eat. Food is a universal experience that brings people together and builds and sustains healthy communities. Sometimes, we celebrate the food experience through the mindful planning and enjoying of meals. But, many times we succumb to the realities of “dining al desko”—eating alone, at our desks, while working or studying. 

Using Food to Build Healthy Communities for Working and for Learning

Living the Brand through Strategic Workplace Design

HLW Director of Strategy and Discovery Liz Burow led a lively panel discussion with several of our client partners: Eric Ho, Manager of Culture and Outreach at Capital One, Adam Lutz, Real Estate Project Executive at Google, Denise Burke, Eastern Regional Manager of Adobe, and Nico Curtis, a designer at Graham Hanson Design. The discussion covered a range of topics from new approaches to brand expression to identifying key components that contribute to a company’s overall brand. Note, broad discussion ideas, as well as participants’ specific comments, are included in this article.

Living the Brand through Strategic Workplace Design

Becoming the Tech Companies’ Architect

WSJ Article Identifies Yodle Architecture as “a Physical and a Psychological Connector”

According to a recent Wall Street Journal article, staying connected is at the top of the list of priorities for tech companies when choosing an architect. In this case, the connectivity being valued isn’t mobile computing. Rather, we’re talking about building physical and psychological connectors within a workplace. Yodle’s architecture is front and center in the WSJ commercial real estate reporter’s story about why stairways are key to promoting collaboration and encouraging openness.

Becoming the Tech Companies’ Architect