United Educators was anticipating significant growth that its current office space would not be able to accommodate and there was no additional space available to the organization in its current building. OTJ was challenged to design a new office space that could accommodate growth over a projected five years while helping to reduce real estate costs by creating a more efficient and flexible space.
OTJ looked at how United Educators’ staff worked and balanced their needs for privacy and collaborative space. OTJ implemented standards of 140 and 70 square foot offices and 36 square foot workstations to accommodate staff counts. The savings in the staff workplaces was translated in both collaborative spaces and reduction in the square footage per staff.