Introduction to Commercial Design . ID-439 Contract Design I. Introduction. What is Commercial Design? The design of any facility that serve a business purpose. (see table on page 2) Once referred to Contract Design Portrays a aesthetic image of the company’s mission
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Contract Design I
Typically private offices with a separate reception area, executive conference room, private entrance. Desk chairs are typically high back executive chairs, leather with headrest. All offices in the executive suite coordinate from the same series. Usually have a conference area, soft seating area and work area.
Convenient for guest access
Must impress clients
Might be adjacent to kitchen
Might have access from CEO office
Flat screen, LCD projector
Needs credenza for serving food and beverages.
A lot of money is spent in this area
Will have a waiting area nearby
Executive suite should be nearby and visitors should not have to walk thru cluttered office areas
Needs accent lights
Often utilizes the open office concept
Customer may never actually see this area
Considered the Production area
Less money is spent in this area
Managers / supervisors may have cubicles or dry wall offices
Used for weekly / daily meeting
Should be flexible, use modular tables
Provide multiple lighting options
Shapes: Boat, racetrack, rectangle
Provide modesty panel for training setups
Fixed ht. chairs or mechanical ht. mid-back chairs
Create a fun space for employees to escape from work.
Should be durable, easy to maintain
Keep expenses down
Break areas may exist on each floor of a multi-floor building
What is traditional?
Mahogany, molding, stripes, leather, burgundy, green and navy blue
An all around “safe” option, neither too traditional nor too contemporary
Less molding, cleaner lines with simple edge details.
Mixture of wood, metal and glass
When specifying chairs with castors, you MUST consider the flooring:
Hard floor = soft castor
Soft flooring = Hard castors