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 are office space programs?

 Office Space Program

Office Space Program

A. Office space (architectural) programs are in part the collection of office feature instances required for the accurate specification of a workspace.

Traditionally, office space programs have 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 workspace from traditional office space programs 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 analysis 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 workspace reverse-engineering process. What we’re left with when the process ends is the complete office space program underlying 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 programs.

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

Choosing the right office type makes selecting ideal office features much easier. And creating comprehensive workspace specifications using complete office space programs is the fastest, most cost-effective and reliable way to manage the development of high-performance office space.

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