Companies have come a long way in thinking about the spaces their employees spend their days. Young, fresh startups really started the trend of making their offices unique, aesthetically pleasing, and using colors and designs for the psychology of productivity, not simply a place to hang a standard print in a frame. While we still see huge, bland “cubicle farms” larger companies have been taking their cues from the upstarts and considering, “What kind of environment do our employees want to work in?” Aesthetics have become a key part of the cultivation of company culture.
We’ve been privileged to participate in the re-thinking of office spaces as being more than a place for a desk and an office chair. Using light, the flexibility of materials available with Barrisol® and Fabri-trak®, colors and vision, we work closely with designers and architects to bring these newly imagined working spaces to life.
Aesthetics in the Office
For example, one of our most recent projects, ESa, we helped create a decorative wall in the employee break room. An important part of company culture, the break room is an area where employees gather to socialize, de-stress, and refuel. Why not bring a touch of home?
Working closely with the Staff Architect, Brambier’s created a Family Wall, comprised of more than 800 digital photographs provided by employees of loved ones, pets, and the employees themselves. The idea is by reminding them of these pieces of their outside lives, they bring themselves, their talents, their inspiration, and their joy to work. A company is made of people, and a brief look at who and what they work for infuses that touch of home in their time spent away. ESa (Earl Swensson Associates) is the largest architectural firm in Nashville, Tennessee, and are nationally recognized for their work in the healthcare sector.
We’ve seen other companies be inspired to create beautiful and peaceful spaces for their employees with plants, art, lighting, architecture, and even water. All of these visions come together to enhance the working environment, develop company culture, and create a place for productivity and ideas. What’s possible in your work space?