Rowen lounge
Workplace
The Workplace Garden™
Today, we have access to an overwhelming amount of information on how we should work—more than ever before. Simply knowing who to listen to and how to actually apply this knowledge can be a challenge. At OFS, we believe in a simple, but effective approach: understanding and supporting your people.

You don’t need to be an ethnographer to notice how people work. Employees might not be able to accurately describe what they want from a workspace, but watching their behavior will always reveal what really matters to them. When a design follows and supports these behaviors, it creates a workplace that feels as personal and natural as a garden, helping employees thrive.
Community space
Staks private office
Workplace
Choice empowers people to work better
Everyone has their own ways of working, which can change over the course of a project, a day, or even an hour. Extended periods of sedentary working in the same spot, whether standing or sitting, can be detrimental to mental and physical health. Cultivating wellness begins with empowering employees to choose their posture, to find the right noise and light conditions, and to collaborate with others or focus on their own.
Why a sense of home matters
At heart, everyone needs to feel secure, comfortable, and valued. When a workplace has a sense of home, with well-designed in-between spaces and settings that restore people’s energy, it brings a balance to offices that supports mental and physical wellness. People can be an organization’s greatest asset, and even small changes to the way they work can move the bottom line and create a culture of wellbeing.
Connect

Connect

Connection matters for so much of organizational culture. From collaboration on projects to community, places to connect serve as the beating heart of a workplace.
Discover

Discover

Places to discover might seem like an odd fit for the workplace—but inspiration and learning can be the key to creative problem solving and innovative ideas.
Focus

Focus

To really support focus for people, it takes much more than just a quiet room or a comfortable chair. We believe focus depends on places that work in concert to bring people and ideas together.
Restore

Restore

Balance matters at work, and bringing the comfort and warmth of home can create environments that restore mental, emotional, and physical energy for people.