Design your own office space

From an interview with Architect Magazine, I stated how the next generation of architects will work with the creative vision of progressive future tenants rather than the opinion of one developer, with a lot less ego to go around. At the Balcom Agency in Fort Worth, Texas, you can get a hint of things to come in interior design.

From a Design Sponge article, rather than spend the entire interior design budget on one firm, the company distributed $300 to each employee to design their own office space. Of course, you can imagine interior designers, architects would think it a travesty to give their budget away to ‘amateurs’, but the results and comments speak for themselves:

“That’s such a great way to encourage employees to enjoy their workspace (and their jobs) even more. A+ to the boss of that company!”

“That is one of the best ideas. I’ve worked in a creative field for 18+ years and have been through those moments when the team frustratingly asks ‘how can we make our environment more inspiring?’ – no one ever thought of offering a budget to personalize individual spaces. love it!!”

“What a great boss-how fun!”

“I hope more companies start following this model.”

  • Wow, that is totally cool. It actually makes me wish I had a cubicle to decorate. I guess I do have a nice little home office area I am about to move my stuff into, but it does not have the same blank-slate feeling.

  • I love the energy of these cubicles.

  • jenny

    this is hideous.

  • This is a good idea. I hope all company follow this rule. It will make the employees more comfortable and productive.