The “P” in POE: pre, post or permanent occupancy evaluation?

POE is a form of building evaluation that assesses the performance of a building in use, or ‘post’ occupancy, that means whenever planning, design and construction phases are completed and users have begun occupying the building. The recent publication of a new POE guide (by Interface, Oliver Heath and BRE) prompted me to reflect on…

Does Activity Based Working deliver on intended goals?

brainybirdz are sometimes commissioned to write articles and blogs for other organisations. This is a re-post of a blog written for Open Sensors earlier this month, where we dig into existing scholarly research studies to understand whether Activity Based Working actually works. Designing an activity based workspace is increasingly becoming the desired aspiration as a…

Real life lessons of implementing Activity Based Working

brainybirdz are sometimes commissioned to write articles and blogs for other organisations. This is a re-post of a blog written for Open Sensors earlier this month. Some organisations seem to implement Activity Based Working almost as an act of faith but some are very clear about the benefits gained from an Activity Based Working solution and…

Make sure you’re connected

brainybirdz co-founder Ros Pomeroy reflects on her recent build project in Sri Lanka and on the lessons this throws up for workplace design.  I am fortunate. I know that. I co-own a 5 acre tea estate in Sri Lanka. I have fallen in love with the country; the country where my husband was born. I…

To see or not to see – that is the question

Sight is one of our most important senses. As humans we navigate the world based on what we see. This is why the experience of visibility – what you can see, who you can see and how easy it is for you to see others is of crucial importance in workplace design. But how could…