Monday, December 16, 2013

Downtown Doral soon to become an urban center

Miami is constantly reinventing itself. Doral, a suburb that lies west of Miami-Dade County, has been targeted by developers as a new urban center. According to the Miami Herald, there are plans to build a mixed-used community called Downtown Doral. The project will encompass 120 acres of land in hopes to establish Doral as a place to live, work and play.

"In Downtown Doral, we are giving the new City of Doral a heart and soul," Armando Codina, developer, wrote on the Downtown Doral website.

According to the source, Codina Partners invested more than $1 billion in the project, its largest contribution ever. The development will include 2,840 upscale living units, including a number of condos and rental properties. Additionally, there will be more than 1 million square feet of office space, allowing larger corporations to "rub shoulders" with startups.

When new projects are planned there is a unique chance for the interior design to take on a modern aesthetic. A variety of office design trends has emerged that are based on collaboration, which has been made easier through smart furniture purchases. 

Open layouts

Office workstations - Multiple rows of cubicles aren't right for an open floor plan, so opt for bench workstations to provide an airy feel to the room. These desks are built from multiple attached units to provide an efficient use of space. They are available in larger units that sit two or more people and are perfect for employees that need extra storage and counter space, like administrative staff members. On the other hand, contrasting workstations feature a rectangular design that fits more people. However, each person still has ample space to work. This option is suitable for customer service representatives, writers and even graphic designers.

Custom - To create a productive environment skip the one-size-fits-all method of buying office furniture and instead customize the units to feature the amenities people need. This can also be done with traditional desks. Some models have hutches and shelving to increase the storage space. Pick up those pieces if the additional storage will help support operations.

Ergonomic chairs - These days it's not enough to purchase task chairs for employees. Each seat needs to meet ergonomic standards to provide a comfortable cushion. Additionally, an ergonomic chair adjusts to conform to the posture and height of each user, which helps eliminate workplace strains.

Want to create a comfortable, collaborative work environment? Visit the Office Furniture Warehouse website to complete your office landscape.

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