Technology and the resulting evolution of work style has changed the design of corporate spaces. A laptop and a backpack have replaced the cubicle. Collaboration is key and real time communication is the culture. The Post Office was so 70’s. Fax was so 80’s. FedEx was so 90’s. Email was so 00’s. Facebook and text was so 10’s. 2016? Face to face communication? Wait, what? No way. Dude.
Alliance Architects recently completed design of a collaborative software design and executive briefing facility at IBM Corporation’s 150,000-square-foot call center in Coppell, Texas. The main purpose of the space is to support collaborative thinking for retail software solutions. The collaboration happens between IBM’ers and clients, along with vendors and manufacturers of retail goods. Display and point of sales solutions are created for everything from shoes to the Postal Service transactions. Full color LED lighting and video walls allow the ultimate in flexibility in changing the look and feel of the spaces. The spaces include a Think Bar, soft seating, sit-stand stations, catering staging and private conference rooms. The only thing missing is a desk.