Graywood Developments are expert real estate developers who live by their guiding principles, one of which is ‘live life intelligently’. As such, Graywood understood the need to strategically approach and demonstrate this principle when designing their own workplace. This criteria required both examining design standards for better space utilization and equity, as well as exploring new ways of working.
Graywood’s bold move to accommodate senior staff in open plan workplaces allowed us to redistribute the square footage for an improved balance between shared and dedicated space. Our solution led to accommodation of a variety of new meeting places within the renovated area. A new, centrally located Café space offers staff a place to work, meet, and socialize. We salvaged and repurposed excess walnut wood doors to create a feature wall panel, while excess glass sidelights were converted to whiteboards. This adaptive reuse not only reduced costs, but more importantly kept materials out of landfill. Live life intelligently indeed.