Q. What are office features?

Board Room Office Feature

Board Room Office Feature

A. Office features are the functional components of a workspace, like board rooms, conference rooms, coat closets, reception areas, enclosed offices, cubicles, workstations, etc.

There are as many variations of office features as there are designers to create them. But practically, there is a minimum number of office feature types that can apply to any specific workspace. You'll find that Aenvision has analyzed over 3 million square feet of office programming using a core library of fewer than 40 unique elements.

The are limitless possibilities because workspaces generally contain more than one instance of an office feature. For example, collaborative working environments typically require several conference room instances to successfully satisfy business needs.

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Q. What IS office programMING?

Office Program

Office Program

A. Office programing is the collection of office feature instances required for the accurate specification of a workplace.

Traditionally, office programming has been simple, indefinite occupancy listings made from informal sources like emails, Word docs, and spreadsheets. They have generally been used for approximate head counts and to calculate rough area estimates.

It is impossible to determine the exact nature of a workplace from traditional office programming alone. To do this effectively, complete programming including all office feature instances (like from a floor plan benchmark) is required. 

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Q. what is floor plan benchmarking?

Floor Plan Benchmarking

Floor Plan Benchmarking

A. Floor plan benchmarking is an analytical process applied to drawn floor plans, whether they represent existing in-place or proposed new designs. The results are stated in familiar terms related to environment, efficiency, and privacy.

You can think of floor plan benchmarking as a kind of workplace reverse-engineering process. What we’re left with when the process ends is the complete office programming that underlies the design along with analytics that define the office type.

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Q. what are office types?

Office Type

Office Type

A. Office types come from the classification of insights gained during the analysis of complete office programming.

Office types describe the consequences of office programming. Along with the program features themselves, office types define the essence of a workplace, its DNA so to speak. The more this DNA satisfies strategic business needs, the more effective the workplace becomes for the business purpose.

Choosing the right office type makes selecting the correct office features much easier. And creating comprehensive workplace specifications using complete office programming is the fastest and most cost-effective way to manage the development of company-specific office programming.

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