A Transformation in the Making
As businesses start to re-introduce their employees into the office, space planners, architects and designers, and leaders are designing on-the-fly to create new spaces for the need of ‘right now’ and longer-term.
We’ve designed this page (and the download) to share ideas and insights of our component-centric products that can help further create reconfigurable and non-permanent spaces for employees to safely work and collaborate. We understand that these types of solutions will be critical — especially when most offices don’t have capital budget to do an entire retrofit of the office.
Create a Division of Space
Delineate space further using storage walls.
These non-permanent wall partitions still allow for the vibe of an open office while creating functional space dividers that provide:
- Storage for personal belongings with temporary-use lockers
- Collaboration for your co-workers that you need to connect with virtually with TV displays and media
- Wall space for brainstorming and collaboration with whiteboards
- Bring the outdoors into built environments by incorporating the use of biophilia
- Built-in storage for sanitation and hand sanitizing
- Walls for conference rooms without creating a fully enclosed space
Our standard product can be configured to give you a unique custom neighborhood solution.
"Standard" Modern Walls Configured Differently
Wall Divider with Entry
3-Door – 18″H Door Column
4-Door – 18″H Door Column
5-Door – MCLE
2-Door – 18″ H Door Column
Base Cabinet, 3 Shelves
Door Frame & Soffet
This modular design can be used to divide up your open space and help dampen noise without completely losing the open office feel. With the Pass-through entry way built in, you can connect from space to space. The Display/Pass-Thru unit can be designed to be a whiteboard space for collaboration, TV Display for presentation or a pass-thru to see the other side of the unit.
Designer Locker Wall
4-Door – MCLD
Base Cabinet with Drawer
Full-Height Cabinet (90″ H)
Designed to be a focal point of the office, this locker wall provides functionality of temporarily storing employees personal belongings. Built using all standard options are arranged to give it a unique look, rather than just a bank of lockers built into the wall. Easily add on, rearrange or take a few banks of lockers out to fit your space and your needs.
2-Door – 18″ H Door Column
3-Door – 18″ H Door Column
4-Door – MCLD
Full-Hight 1/2 Cabinet
Shelving Cabinet – 3 Shelves
This modular wall partition was designed to customize to your needs. This design allows for a large media display for presentations, whiteboard wall, or pass-through space with counter-top workspace. This multi-function design allows for locker storage (17 lockers), 2 cabinets and 3 shelves.
Other considerations for these spaces include creating surfaces that are low-touch or no-touch, like touch-less lockers and the use of antimicrobial and copper-infused laminates, and solid surface materials.
Laminate Lockers with Smart Material Doors
Lockers can create a space for your employees to call their own that can help with employee morale, enhance the company culture, and if designed with touchless in mind, these lockers can create a clean and safe space for your employee and their personal belongings.
While we offer a wide variety of locks, RFID networked locks can create a practically touchless experience and help minimize the touch of surfaces in the office space.
With a RFID networked lock, there is no lock mounted to the outside of the locker door. The employee presents their badge (RFID card), smart phone or even wearable near the RFID reader. The system will detect the employee’s credentials and automatically pop open a locker door. The employee puts their belongings in the locker and closes the door with a simple nudge of the elbow. Making the entire experience practically touchless.
With no locks or handles on the locker doors — cleaning is a breeze
The Modern Mudroom
This mudroom would be a place for when employees come in to the building and to select a locker to use for the day, preferably with a touchless experience by using their badge, phone or wearable. They would put their change of shoes, a bike helmet, jacket perhaps in the locker for temporary storage followed by washing their hands or sanitizing before entering into the main office space.
Illustration, via Gensler, demonstrates their approach to the Mudroom
Smart materials can be used to construct the entire locker or just the door. With touchless lockers and no lock mounted to the door, the cleanability and wiping down of doors is easy. Smart materials that we can outfit your lockers with include:
- Antimicrobial Laminates
- Copper-Infused Laminates or Solid
- Antimicrobial Polymer
- Nonporous Solid Surface
- Phenolic Sheet
It’s suggested that the workplace kitchen isn’t going to necessarily go away — but rather spacing out the appliances, less seating, incorporating sanitation, prominent and easily accessible trash and recycle points and more prepackaged amenities will become more of the norm.
Our component-centric product can evolve as this space evolves. This may be a perfect place to leverage those smart materials that have antimicrobial properties or copper-infused laminates.
Communal Repositories for Trash & Recycle
With a variety of configurations available, two, three or four bins that are designated shapes for the disposal of materials or circular grommet openings to bi-directional door flaps on a standard base or casters for mobility.