Buildings Must Adapt to Changing Needs of the Workforce

What do office buildings of the future look like? They must be “public-transit and pedestrian friendly, flexible, adaptable and easily reconfigured both internally and externally, and environmentally sustainable in the way they are constructed and maintained.” That’s according to an article in Architectural Record. A recent competition dubbed, The Office Building of the Future, was sponsored by NAIOP, a national commercial real estate organization. One of the four winning architectural firms, Pickard Chilton of New Haven, Conn., focused on “a system of modular parts that are fabricated off-site in a factory setting where all the mechanical and electrical systems can be pre-fit, and then assembled at the building site.” Of course, amenities and technology are important as well.

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