On today’s episode we go geek chic to learn about crucial IT products and infrastructure. We examine fiber optics, cell phone repeaters, access control, security, and digital platform integration and how it all helps us work smarter and collaborate.
On this week’s episode we will install a grand reception desk made of COMPAC quartz stone. We’ll make an entire wall into a trophy case made from CARVART glass, install a bold submaterial felt wall, and let’s not forget about another important element – COLOR! MMAD paints a site specific mural. AND Kalyn finds furniture from SERIES Seating and Dauphin that is both functional and fabulous.
The major challenge with technology in an office space is creating an environment where it’s user friendly for employees.
On today’s episode we get to take a break as we check out all new kitchen and bathroom equipment for the Brandstar employees.
This episode of Office Spaces focuses on privacy and noise reduction in the new office. In particular the work environment for the 54 employees that will be working in the new bullpen. First up in the show is Bill McCann from Dynasound. Bill’s company manufactures speakers that add sound masking to the building. They actually add sound to the building so noise can be reduced between employees. We also meet Kelly Minton, the installer from Dynasound as he installs 30 sound masking speakers around the building. Mayline’s president Allan Klotsche also stops by to supervise the installation of the Mayline bullpen furniture. Designer Kalyn Rothaus meets with Armstrong principal scientist Sean Browne. Mr. Browne discusses an Armstrong product line called Total Acoustics that absorb 85% of sound and block 35 decibels of sound. Kalyn decides on Armstrong’s Calla Ceiling Panels. Finally Kalyn meets with Rebecca Tyke, from 2/90 Signs. 2/90
Designer Kalyn Rothaus has been given the challenge to move 135 employees from a 20,000 square foot space into a much smaller, 11,000 square foot building and make everyone comfortable more productive. So far she’s cleared the new space, framed the walls, installed the floors, and added new windows and doors. In the last show, all the ceiling grids and light fixtures were installed. Now in the second month of construction, it’s time to move to the next phase. In today’s show Kalyn will address the individual private offices. She’s asked Mayline furniture from Wisconsin to present their line of modular ergonomic furniture. It’s also painting week in the work space. Phoenix Painting will be painting all the private offices and the other spaces throughout the building. Kalyn wanted each office to offer a creative way for the employees to express themselves. Finally, Ergotron, will install special ergonomic desk mounts
Now with the construction issues and all these moving parts happening at the same time it’s always important to keep thinking about the big picture. We’re moving 20 thousand square feet and a large number of employees into a much smaller workspace but the end result needs to be more productivity, a comfortable work environment and happy employees. Kalyn is turning her attention to the ceiling and the interior building lights. Kalyn’s challenge is to create lighting within the building that will both improve the quality of the workspace and be energy efficient. Lighting Designer Alejandro Vargas from Miami Lighting Design Associates and Tom Schumaker and Audey Cash from Acuity Brands Lighting, are working with Sean Browne, Principal Scientist at Armstrong World Industries to design concept and overcome lighting challenges. Kalyn will take an old idea and make it new again with Matt Moulton of Indoor Sky. And we chat
The construction process continues for Office Spaces. Interior Designer, Kalyn Rothaus, finds a great way to virtually show her clients, Mark and Carmen, around the building using visual software from VIMaec . Installers from Karndean get to work installing the luxury vinyl tile throughout the building, CARVART creates colored glass partitions to separate offices, conference rooms, and work spaces, and Lacava brings in the mirrors, vanities, and LED lights that will be used for the bathrooms.
The construction process begins for Office Spaces. The General Contractor, BSA, is assigned for the project along with the Architect, Icon Design Group, and Demolition starts with Riteway Demolition. Wausau windows are installed by BnT, the flooring is treated and the walls are decorated using Super Krete. Finally, Wiring.com handles all the complex wiring for the building.
Office Spaces™ with Kalyn Rothaus How do you take an outdated warehouse and turn it into a modern hi-tech office space? Mark Alfieri, the Founder and Chairman of BrandStar has given Kalyn Rothaus, interior designer and host of Office Spaces, the task. Her challenge is to transition 135 employees housed in 22,000 square feet scattered over four floors in two buildings into one 11,500 square foot space. She takes Mark and his Chief Operating Officer, Carmen, on a 3D virtual tour through the new building highlighting all of the design concepts and innovative technology that will be present in their new Corporate Headquarters. The goal is to cut costs, create a collaborative work environment, increase productivity, and keep employees happy. It will be a challenge, but Kalyn’s ready to get her hard hat on and work with some incredible partners to create a new office space that is functional, eco-friendly,