Workplace Strategy and Design Consulting:
Energy Labs at Sino-U.S. Low-carbon Building and Community Innovation Center
Sino-US Low-carbon Building and Community Innovation Center’s Energy Labs (Shenzhen, China)
Design Process and Deliverables
We developed and defined top criteria that support communication and collaboration, based on current literature and case studies. The criteria were used to strategically inform the design and evaluation of the space.
We elucidated the design elements for each of the 11 criteria.
Case studies and exemplary designs were used to communicate ways to implement the design elements.
An adjacency diagram was constructed after several interviews (using a translator) to discern workflow, organization, and growth.
Test Fit Matrix
We developed a matrix on which to organize the test fits. The two dimensions were (1) fluidity of the space (flexibility, adaptability) and (2) the level of individual vs. shared space.
With each floor plan, we provided a custom evaluation and annotations, including programming, amenities, and product recommendations. We created many iterations based on client and advisor feedback.
Fun fact: These are my first ever creations in Revit!
Sample Layout with Rating System
Sample Hot-Desking Layout with Rating System
Sample Alternative Layout with Annotations and Programming Suggestions
Sample Layout with Annotations and Programming Suggestions