On October 28, Dekker/Perich/Sabatini design firm presented its winning design concept to an audience of 500 at NAIOP's National Office of the Future Competition. NAIOP reviewed submittals from across the country, and ultimately invited three design firms, including Dekker/Perich/Sabatini (D/P/S), to present their 2014 NAIOP Interior Design/Build-Out of the Future concepts at Development '14 in Denver, CO. During the conference, Dekker/Perich/Sabatini received the most votes, winning most achievable project by 2020.
For their concept, Dekker/Perich/Sabatini (D/P/S) interviewed workers ages 35 and younger. Then the team, led by D/P/S Principal Emily Allen, developed the research into an office design for up-and-coming generations.
“Our research indicates that today's workers value choice, and they seek opportunities to collaborate, contribute meaningful work and have fun," said Emily Allen, Principal / Licensed Interior Designer at Dekker/Perich/Sabatini.
“When we looked at these values more closely, we realized they're not new. These attitudes and needs span generations. So we designed a workplace that meets these fundamental needs, and created a concept that will serve people today and in the future."
D/P/S's winning design repurposes existing office buildings – a sustainable approach to community growth – and creates modern workplaces that improve the employee experience. Rich amenities, walking paths, vegetable gardens, daycare, grocery and other in-building services promote wellness and support a micro-community within a larger city.