Design and architecture trends are always on our minds as our team assists business owners with property solutions. What is new? What will stand the test of time?
We recently came across an article in Construction Dive which highlighted Gensler’s forecast for 2016. According to the article,“Gensler Forecast: 6 megatrends in design driven by technology”, the following six items top the list for 2016 trends:
- A full integration of digital into daily life
- ‘Smarter’ environments
- Design that incorporates speed and seamless experiences
- Human-connected urban living
- An emergence of digital/artisanal maker cultures
- And a focus on health and safety
From our team’s perspective, we see many of these trends already coming to fruition in the variety of projects we are working on both in the architecture and construction phases. As we continue to work with a variety of manufacturers for example, a focus on health and safety integration tops the list of design considerations. We do not believe however, that this is “trend” – health and safety in property solutions indeed has certainly evolved over time. However, it is and will continue to be at the top of the list of priorities.
Our team takes the topics of health and safety very seriously. This is why we have gone to great lengths to implement a safety protocol within our organization – see our Safety Mission page. We are also highly rated with ISNetworld, and continue to work with companies which value a high standard for safety in business practice as well as construction work.
Contact our team if you would like to discuss ideas you have for a design and architecture project for your business.