counting beans on bean bags - can accounting firms adopt activity based working? a look at knp solutions
Australia's financial sector has been captivated by the workplace design trend of ABW (Activity Based Working), with major firms such as PWC adopting the model almost a decade ago and other similar firms following suit.
When BRM Projects began working with knp Solutions, a Melbourne-based accounting firm, it was settled into its 22 year old traditional office space with a location and building that was suited to both clients and staff.
It was an unexpected eviction notice mid-lease and additional partners that triggered the need for a change of location and company direction.....
Good design goes hand in hand with good business. At BRM Projects we’ve seen design trends move from innovation to the norm as we continue to implement new fit-outs and concepts that respond to business issues.
Every business faces challenges regarding cost, space and productivity when moving to a new premises or re-furbishing the current premises. But it’s the design of one specific area in your workplace which can be most effective in overcoming these challenges. This area sits at the front of your office and ideally, will sit at the top of your design priority list...
Christian Thompson - Parenting Research Centre
Parenting Research Centre offers a unique service with the mission of helping children and families thrive by helping governments and community agencies put the best scientific evidence on parenting support into action. This fantastic organisation is changing the way we approach parenting support and helping Australian children thrive.
Christian Thompson joined Parenting Research Centre in 2008 bringing with him a rich history of not-for-profit management experience. BRM Projects has worked with Christian across a number of projects and we had a chat with him about how he sees his workplace.
We sat down with BRM Projects Interior designer Beatrice Poirier Laforce to discuss our latest design project with OzChild which focuses on the need to create a child centred space in the organisation’s Front Of House area. Here are some of her ideas….
Mike Zervos, CEO, Courage to Care, Victoria
BRM Projects has always enjoyed working on meaningful projects for organisations with a powerful message. Our work in the Not-For-Profit sector has seen us working with teams and individuals who care about their cause and work tirelessly to promote it.
We’ve partnered with Mike Zervos in the past on a number of different projects for charities he has worked for, providing property advice and office fit-outs. We’re now excited to join him as commercial property advisors in his newest role as Chief Executive Officer for Courage to Care, an outreach program that uses the memory of the Holocaust to encourage the fight against prejudice and discrimination.
We recently sat down with Mike to talk about past experiences together and to discuss his current role in this fantastic initiative.
Accommodation Strategy For OzChild South & East Melbourne
BRM’s extensive experience collaborating with not-for-profit and child-centric organisations has been reflected in a fantastic outcome for the accommodation strategy of OzChild, whose South-East operations were facing significant growth. Just this week, OzChild, under the guidance of BRM Real Estate, signed a long term lease at the former ATO building in Mason St Dandenong for what will become its first major office hub, in Victoria’s south east and the blueprint for future national offices. This is the first step in executing an accommodation strategy that BRM Projects has been involved in from late 2016. We are excited to move forward in implementing the next stages of the strategy, together with OzChild, in establishing the most effective workplace solutions for its expansion.
There are certain projects we love delivering at BRM. Often they present a challenge by way of time or circumstance. WingArc Australia was one such project.
BRM Projects came on board to offer strategic guidance at a time when WingArc Australia was undergoing a period of significant transition. Our involvement in the company’s move to a new workplace reflected the type of guidance we offer and how that guidance can make the difference between a quick fix and a truly successful outcome for the business.
Our recent work with The Australian Conservation Foundation saw a re-design of its office layout that resulted in an eco-friendly and efficient workspace.
When discussing sustainable workplaces, the question that often arises is whether a sustainable office space can be executed at a similar cost to that of a traditional office space.
The answer is yes.
In fact, a sustainable workplace can also lead to broader economic benefits for the company and improve its bottom line.
Indrani Tharmanason - CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER OF WINGARC AUSTRALIA
Indrani Tharmanason took five minutes to sit down with us and reflect on the year that has passed in WingArc Australia’s new workplace, facilitated by BRM Projects. WingArc Australia (previously Space Time Research) is a leading provider of business intelligence and enterprise analytics software, now based at 360 Collins St.
BRM Projects transforms heritage listed ‘Engine House’ into industrial inspired co-working space
A space that was once a symbol of industry, enterprise and innovation is now a co-working space filled with possibilities for creatives, entrepreneurs, and innovators.
BRM Project’s latest design fit out, the heritage listed Windsor Cable Tram Engine House has a long history of keeping Melbourne on track.
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