This efficient space realizes a 34-percent reduction in embodied carbon when compared to workspaces of similar size and focus. We’ve achieved this reduction through minimal interventions, constructing walls only where necessary, subtracting extraneous elements such as bulkheads and drywall, and sourcing from local vendors and manufacturers to eliminate emissions caused by lengthy transportation. The materials we chose, furthermore, were vetted for the health of their contents and the transparency of their manufacturing process.
Designs for the space pivoted early in the COVID-19 pandemic when Perkins Eastman shifted to remote work during quarantine. Predicting that post-pandemic, a percentage of employees would continue to work remotely some of the time, our designers reduced the number of traditional assigned desks by over half. Instead, a variety of seating postures—counter seating, high-top tables, couches, booths, the kitchen table—combine with supporting amenities like lockers, ample outlets, and adjustable lighting to promote an individualized approach to purpose-driven work.