When constructing a business premises, design has to be considered first and foremost, but in quite a unique way. An architect will no doubt look at a building and see boundless possibilities, but they must always measure themselves by the form and function of the realized end result, with the latter often taking priority.
There are many reasons as to why business campuses are taking off as of late. Companies that have the chance to curate a large and thriving workforce are often motivated to allow their working space to expand rather than solely raise, as this gives them more creative control over their environment. However, even intermediately-sized businesses are purchasing more land in their retail parks or surrounding areas as of late, particularly as businesses move States (such as how Silicon Valley is enjoying mass exodus to Texas as of now).
For this reason, it’s worth considering the construction and architectural ideals behind what makes a business campus stand out, or how businesses can cultivate their exterior environment when renovating and improving their premises. Let’s consider that, and more below:
A visual impact is only felt properly when the most possible people feel it. For this reason, many business premises and campuses are utilizing construction firms to help with the surface coatings of their parking areas or exterior pathways, as well as full aesthetic designs upon office walls. This allows you to not only allow your visual motif to bleed into an outside and functional environment, but to be seen from a mile off, to showcase your bold creative strategy. A statement like this is hard to ignore.
Integrated signs around the campus or building are of course a great way to direct the flow of foot traffic, but they can also serve as design pieces in and of themselves. From signposts constructed into pillars or painted lines that help people find their way, integrating your logistical messages to those entering your premises is the real work of an excellent architect and capable construction staff. Of course, in some respects, this can also contribute to true safety. For instance, a well-placed and imposing sign integrated into a wall can help foot traffic and those driving large vehicles to know just where access is restricted.
Inner & Outer Paths
The paths used to transport people from one area of the campus or building to another building or area can pose interesting design and construction challenges. For instance, it might be that you decide to curate a garden either side of a walkway, or that you use second-floor connecting bridges between buildings to make sure people can move from appointment to appointment with ease. In this case, support structures may need to be built, and consulting with a construction form able to renovate a building in this way can be tremendously helpful. In that respect, the eye-catching design is met with purely practical and time-saving construction aims.
With this advice, we hope you can more easily implement worthwhile design in and around your business campus.