The Synthesized Workplace

Creating a sustainable enterprise involves transforming the entire value chain from the supply of materials to product design, operations, sales and marketing, and end-of-life management. We help clients uncover opportunities and risks, set priorities, and launch coherent building programs. We help companies create sustainability strategies from initial diagnostics to practical implementation, seeking to improve profits as well as reduce environmental impact. We advise companies on how to capture emerging opportunities in energy, water, waste, and land use and how to harness the potential of clean technologies to create smarter systems, new jobs, and competitive advantage.

A Modernized Workplace

A design-driven organization is always thinking about its customers, empathizing with end users, and finding customer-focused solutions to problems. Being a design-driven organization requires research and immersion with and understanding of customer needs and pain points from the outset—and, thereafter, continually returning to the customer to test; and understanding the answers to fundamental questions: What do people like about what we’re doing? What don’t they like? How can we iterate and refine?

We help clients build sustainability into their day-to-day business by reshaping their organization, systems and processes. We also work with clients to extend sustainability beyond their own four walls through product recovery and recycling, supplier engagement and monitoring, and industry collaboration to set standards. To help companies assess how emerging regulations might affect their business and take appropriate. 

Reconfigurable Workplace: Flexible for Growth

Design is trending, and bringing in lots of designers and employing design thinking is becoming a common and popular practice—but that shift results in some changes in the organization, new ways of doing things, new ways of thinking about things, and new products. Managing through these changes can be challenging. There needs to be organizational change and process changes—innovation management and design management, so to speak. So what are the processes that need to change to allow our company to think with a more customer-centered point of view from the top down? How are we going to change the way that we create, test, ship, and refine products over time?

Design was once largely about making products more attractive. Today, it’s a way of thinking: a creative process that spans entire organizations, driven by the desire to better understand and meet consumer needs. When we help clients shape and deliver a real transformation, we put design thinking at the core. That means involving customers at each point of the process, understanding what matters to them, and radically rethinking services and interfaces to make life simpler, better, and more delightful. 

We have experience in organization transformation ranging from large multinational companies to small- to medium-size companies.Our goal is to improve organizations through the effective integration of research, design principles and management strategies for economic, social and environmental benefit.


Multidisciplinary Practice

We are a multidisciplinary team of architects, engineers, and industry specialists driven by a singular goal—to help solve our clients’ and society’s greatest challenges.