The major challenge with technology in an office space is creating an environment where it’s user friendly for employees to use.
Along with all of the cutting edge technology being installed in the two conference rooms, Kalyn’s design plan also calls for Draper custom made projection screens and roller shades for privacy.
On today’s episode we get to take a break as we check out all new kitchen and bathroom equipment for the Brandstar employees.
One of the goals in the design of this building is to improve employee lifestyle while employees are here at work. We’ve added a full kitchen and break room and decided Elkay Manufacturing filtered water stations were a must.
In creating a break room and kitchen for this new office space at BrandStar, one of Kalyn’s key design challenges was to keep employees on campus at lunchtime! That’s what Avenue C brings to the table!
There are a lot more accessories required to complete the restroom installation – but Kalyn wanted to find a green-minded company to provide them. We turned to Bobrick Washroom Equipment.
For the breakroom in the Brandstar space, Kalyn found the perfect offering from a company called Berco Furniture Solutions.
We’ve seen a lot of new technology going into the creation of this new office space at BrandStar – some of which has never been seen before! New technology is even going into the restrooms!
Kalyn’s vision for the breakroom is to design a comfortable dining area that can serve as a fun meeting area as well as including a fully custom kitchen that feels like your own home.
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