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What New Technology Means for Workplace Design

Advances in technology are continually influencing the workplace. Both companies and co-working spaces are faced with new challenges regarding work and collaboration. What does it take to execute designs that reflect your brand and produce compelling, effective workspaces? With a growing desire... [Read More]

The “Great Resignation:” Designing a Better Workplace

Many companies are seeing greater staff turnover than ever before in 2022. Across the board, global industries are feeling the impact of what is now being dubbed the “Great Resignation.” According to this survey of U.S. workers, approximately 65% of adults are searching for a new job. This does not... [Read More]

Better Meeting Rooms Are In Demand

While much of today’s office work can be completed remotely, one of the biggest draws of working on-site continues to be employee collaboration – something that was seriously lacking during the worst of the pandemic. Demand for in-person collaboration has grown. In fact, meeting room bookings... [Read More]

Prioritizing Employee Experience with Design

You can’t truly replicate an office environment online. While technology advances, physical spaces continue to play a very important role in the facilitation of happy and productive teams of people. Organizations that recognize this are seeing the importance of creating more comfortable working... [Read More]

2021 Year in Review

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Taking a Custom Approach to the New Workplace

CMBA advocates for innovation and creativity in our industry. While this can exist in many forms, we really love working with furniture manufacturers that are pushing the envelope to provide different and unique products. Taking a custom approach to furniture is a fantastic way to make a project... [Read More]

Can Hospitality-Inspired Design Drive Employees Back to the Office?

It's been over a year of remote work and many employees aren't ready for it to end. When health concerns subside, companies that want their employees to happily return will need to intentionally design in ways that make coming back more appealing than working from home. By taking some principles... [Read More]

Placing People at the Center of Architecture

a man and woman standing at a large table in an office

Human-centered architecture, which puts humans at the center of the design process, seeks to optimize positive interactions between humans and buildings. How far reaching are the impacts of this sort of design? [Read More]

The Benefits of a Hybrid Workspace

All across the globe, companies are changing the way they think about how work gets done. COVID-19 has uprooted long-established routines and habits instantly placing us in the middle of a global experiment of sorts. The results weren't what many expected. Lots of employees have spoken out about... [Read More]

The Workplace as a Social Environment

Workplaces aren't just an aggregate of furniture, tools, and spaces. They are environments where, traditionally, people come together to work day after day. An office is just as much a social environment as it is a place to work. Viewed in this light, it could be said that every element within a... [Read More]