New Lexicon of Architecture
ENTITLEMENT SEATING Having your own office.
AGILITY LEVEL Measures types of work (sharing, moveability, space) for furniture.
FORTUITOUS ENCOUNTERS The Holy Grail. Creativity is sparked by chance meetings on escalators, interior streets, or piazzas.
PROGRAMMING Not software, but the collaboration between client and architect that uncovers the true corporate organization and culture.
DILBERTVILLES Office Taylorism with employees working in tiny, identical cubicles.
PUSH-BACK Employee rebellion against Dilbertvilles (knowledge workers walk).
CONCIERGE SERVICES Take-out dinners, dry cleaning, tax help, and other amenities that nurture employees.
POLLUTION The visual and noise variety that infects open floor plans.
RECYCLING Reclaiming old factories, warehouses, or Kmarts as offices.
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