Matthew Weiss

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

Culture Centred Design

Agile Design from A to Z

As architects who specialize in workplace design, we have seen the birth and the slow rise to fame of Agile work methodologies. Initially implemented in the tech sector but later embraced by other sectors, Agile methods have proven to be attractive for their flexibility, adaptability, and responsiveness. In a world of accelerated change, individuals in finance, consumer products, and commercial industries are the emerging champions of this new way of working.

Agile Design from A to Z

What Tech Tenants Want

A Guide to What Technology Organizations are Looking for When Leasing

Tech clients are leading the way when it comes to thinking and acting differently in the workplace. Across the board, they are setting new standards for workplace design that are reaching far into best practices across all sectors. As brokers, developers, and designers set out to create the next workplace of the future for their clients, they should consider these tech-inspired game changers.

What Tech Tenants Want

Some Guides for Healthy Change

HLW Approach to Change Management

Authored by Matthew Treibner, Matthew Weiss, and Amelia Saberwal, Illustrations by JingHang Huang

With the New Year comes change. Resolutions, aspirations, and fresh starts become quickly contagious as they spread from the general public through the front door of small and big businesses alike. As workplace strategists, we stand witness to these businesses as they cautiously navigate the tricky terrain of introducing new ideas and spaces into the workplace. And what has proven to be an even bigger challenge is the implementation of these changes in such a way that uplifts, rather than upheaves, the daily flow of business. All in all, we know it’s hard. To get you started off on the right foot we would like to give a sneak peak at some guides for healthy change.

Some Guides for Healthy Change

Strategy & Discovery

MASH UP MADNESS

These days the mash up is everywhere. While musicians compose aggregated scores of entirely classical, commercial and underground samples, new age authors draft elaborate plots of cowboys and Indians dueling on Mars. In the world of space planning, designers and strategists are jumping on the same bandwagon to create some surprisingly rich and dynamic experiences powered by the pairing of highly unexpected programs and space types.