amplify

A Diary of Workplace Thought Leadership

Our approach to workplace interiors is informed, inspired, anchored in what people and organizations need most. These design resources capture where we are today.

SPARKLE

What lights us up.

We find inspiration everywhere—lifestyle trends, art, other people’s products, design culture, and design thinking.


AM Design Week 2020

September 23, 2020

In conjunction with Seattle Design Festival: About Time.

For Seattle Design Festival’s 10th anniversary in August, 2020, our Portland, Seattle, and San Francisco offices celebrated Design Week virtually. Over five days, we explored what drew us to design, the realties of this present time, and the many ways our neighborhoods and cities are changing. We shared over 400 photos, 500 posts, and 1,829 emojis. At time when connecting with people isn’t easy, Design Week gave us a chance to see the world through each other’s eyes.

Here’s a tiny sample of what we shared.

 

 

 

FUTURECAST

Insights based in real-world research.

Discover our research-supported innovations through case studies, code updates, market reports, white papers, and more.


re-connect

October 27, 2020

Embracing a Changing Workplace

What is the purpose of the office now? And in the future? To answer these questions, we surveyed nearly 400 people from various industries and across different generations. We analyzed the data and the many thoughtful write-in responses and discovered four distinct themes.

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re-set

September 21, 2020

Resiliency in the Workplace

We surveyed 300+ people about returning to the office, and their responses were loud and clear. A holistic, employee-centered approach is essential to any reentry strategy. Following our survey findings, we’ve developed three design insights that can ensure a healthy future for the workplace: Invest in wellbeing. Redefine connection. Fortify trust.

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re-imagine

September 21, 2020

Adapting Today

Our own reentry strategy for 38 Davis, Ankrom Moisan's Portland headquarters, puts our design insights into practice. Discover how we redesigned for entering our workplace, using restrooms and gym amenities, and managing the building.

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re-entry

September 21, 2020

Adapting Together

Ankrom Moisan has spent decades designing healthy, empowering workplaces. Working quickly and cost-effectively, we design and implement strategies that help people feel safe about reentering the workplace during uncertain times—and help our clients safely transition to their new workplace reality.

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re-new

September 21, 2020

Post-Pandemic Design Solutions

Our wellness solutions are realistic and evidence-based. By investigating how the coronavirus affects workplace design, setting clear outcomes, analyzing conditions, and matching our recommendations to your situation, we design workplace wellness strategies that align with your company's culture—and that can succeed.

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COLLABORATORY

The way we roll.

Our alchemy is collaborative design, expressed through behind-the-scenes processes and shared knowledge.


The New Suburban Office

October 8, 2020

Wellness with a Competitive Edge

Natural ventilation and access to fresh air are priorities for post-pandemic office spaces. With people’s growing interest in shorter commutes, suburban office parks are becoming more popular.

Our latest non-urban office design reimagines a typical campus, including amenities with metropolitan flair that blur the lines between indoor and outdoor lounge spaces. This facility updates an indoor cantina break area with a lounge and gaming table, opening to an exterior space via a dramatic, overhead pivoting glass door.

Outside are a tiered seating area called “The Skybox,” private seating nooks, lounge seating around a fire pit, and a barbecue area. We preserved a mature spruce tree, protecting its roots by a raised boardwalk. Coordinating palettes and eclectic furniture and accessory choices unify the indoor and outdoor spaces. These new amenities address tenants’ post-pandemic concerns and give the owner a unique selling point for the building.

 

THINK CLUB

The rigor behind the magic.

How we think is who we are. Get to know us here.


Evolution of Office Amenities Q&A

October 8, 2020

A Special Report from Colliers International

COVID-19’s influence on the future of office space is one of the real estate industry’s million-dollar questions today. With many employees planning to work from home into 2021, is the traditional office environment outdated?

This question cuts to the heart of what we do, so we found a lot of insight (and encouragement) from this Colliers International report.

After interviewing experts in office leasing, tenant representation, workplace strategy, and more, Colliers International believes that offices continue to play an important role in how we conceptualize work. Read their report to learn about:

  • The effects of the work-from-home experiment
  • What changes can help make a return to the office more viable
  • How amenities can evolve to attract workers back to the office

Click HERE to view the Colliers International report.