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1st Edition

Future Office

ISBN 9780415385916
Published December 22, 2007 by Taylor & Francis
184 Pages

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Book Description

Developments in IT and the resulting knowledge-based economy have challenged traditional concepts of office design, as well as many of the larger architectural and urban design models. This book examines the implications of this revolution on current urban design and identifies potential new trends in office design from an international perspective.

Six themes are addressed: 

  • IT and building infrastructure
  • new office/new community
  • organizational change
  • high performance building envelopes
  • interior environment
  • value added sustainable design.

These forward-thinking essays have been contributed by practitioners and academics from a wide spectrum of interests to deliver an illuminating look into the unfolding possibilities and challenges ahead.

Table of Contents

Introduction  Future Office: Design, Practice and Applied Research Chris Grech, David Walters  Section One: Keynote Presentations  Measurement: The Key to the Reinvention of the Office Dr Francis Duffy  Enthusiastic Pragmatism Christoph Ingenhoven  Green Design Dr Kenneth Yeang  Form, Function and Aesthetics in the Design of Tall Buildings Gene Kohn  Best Practice: A Developer's Perspective Michael Harrison  Section Two: Discussion Panels  New Offfice, New Community G.B. Arrington, Craig Briner  The Added Value of Sustainable Design Chris Hays, Brad Smith, Professor Steven Ott  The Interior Environment Dr Vivian Loftness, Dr Jacqueline Vischer, Jack Tanis  Organizational Change Jack Tanis, Kevin Kampschroer, Dr Judith Heerwagen, Dr Francis Duffy  High Performance Building Envelopes John Breshears, Chrisoph Ingenhoven, Dr Kenneth Yeang  Information Technology and Building Infrastructure Dr Wolfgang Wagener, Dr Jupp Gauchel, Matthew Spathas  Section Three: Essays  Workplace and the New American Community Professor David Walters  Reinventing the Surburban Business Park Scott Wilson  Challenges and Lessons Learned at Arlington Potomac Yard: A Work in Progress Dr Dan Kohlhepp  Towards a Psychology of the Work Environment: Comfort, Satisfaction and Performance Dr Jacqueline Vischer  The Cultural and Physical Environment as Drivers of Workplace Design James H. Thompson  Communications Driven Architecture Dr Wolfgang Wagener

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Chris Grech, RIBA, is an Associate Professor at The School of Architecture and Planning at The Catholic University of America in Washington DC, USA.

David Walters, RIBA, is a Professor at The College of Architecture at The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA.