Tagged with 'collaboration'
BDG / Matheson Whiteley
Creative partnership - BDG and Architects Matheson Whiteley work together Read more
BDG / Matheson Whiteley
The creative partnership of BDG and Matheson Whiteley have won the competitive pitch to design the new head office for Ogilvy Group UK in London.
Conceived in direct response to the client strategic brief, the collaboration allows Ogilvy Group and fellow WPP sister company, MEC, to benefit from cutting edge workplace analysis and a fresh vision for workplace architecture of the future.
BDG and Matheson Whiteley are working in partnership exclusively for the duration of the project.
Donald Matheson and Jason Whiteley, formerly of Herzog & de Meuron, an emerging architectural practice based in central London with extensive experience in both large scale cultural buildings and smaller creative artist studios and galleries. See more of their work here.
From left to right in the photo:
Lydia Randall - BDG Associate Director
Colin Macgadie - BDG Creative Director/Project Lead
Donald Matheson - Partner Matheson Whiteley
Jason Whiteley - Partner Matheson Whiteley.
For further information on the project at Sea Containers for MEC and Ogilvy Group UK see here.
Office of 2030
A discussion with a group of millennials in the workplace design community discuss the office of 2030 Read more
Office of 2030
A lunchtime round table, hosted by BW Interiors, brought together a group of millennials within the workplace design community (including BDG’s Margarita Ianev) to discuss the office of 2030.
The discussion started with “is agile work working?” – the group agreed that agile doesn’t mean total open plan with bean bags and slides between floors, it means a workplace that suits the activities of your team and what their task are at different times. If a business has a traditional office based environment, such as a law firm, becoming agile could mean having unassigned offices to be booked at times when their staff need them, alongside a variety of work settings for other times. An increase in more shared areas in offices to facilitate interaction; sharing ideas and the opportunity to choose the work setting that suits them, is more relative to how millennials work.
Technology in the workplace, for many millennials, who are already so used to having linked devices; music streaming and apps for everything was a hotly debated topic. There was agreement that email was not always the most productive tool, it feels outdated and doesn’t foster communication – we need to calculate how effective emails are and not the number sent and received (or even unread). Alongside this, for electronic filing, saving files by tagging rather than a traditional system of saving work into folders is a more intuitive way of saving and indeed searching for files.
So, will the office of 2030 bring all these initiatives together? Each asked for one thing that the 2030 office will have, the millennials present said “more communication”; “a culture of trust”; “wellbeing”; “technology” and “inspiring spaces” were the most important aspects for them.
The WPP Newspaper is published quarterly and issued to 190,000 around the world Read more
The WPP Newspaper is published quarterly and issued around their 3,000 offices in 112 countries to 190,000 staff .
This month, BDG is featured in a double page spread article on co-locations within the WPP Group. Also a WPP group company, BDG was the Architect for the co-location of Ogilvy Group UK and MEC to Sea Containers on the South Bank in London alongside Consultant Architect Matheson Whiteley.
The 10 companies who relocated each have their own branded 'front door' but share all other facilities, with the common spaces designed to multi-task without an obvious function attached to them.
An inspiring talk by Frame, Moooi and BDG Read more
Robert Thiemann, Frame's Editor in Chief and Creative Director of BDG, Colin Macgadie, discussed "the best in office design". It was concluded that range, diversity and choice are all required within a workplace - one thing just doesn't work anymore. Macgadie offered an example of how using BDG's technology mapping for the ideal placement of facilities in the most relevant spaces of a building has proven to improve communication and collaboration. It has been found to encourange integration within the workplace environment and create diversity and movement within the space.
The event was attended by architects and designers interested in the subject matter from leading practices throughout London. The audience also enjoyed the stunning views from the 1st floor of Sea Containers across the river to St Paul's.