Furniture, finishes, colors and lighting
We led the furniture and workplace solutions procurement and implementation process. We wrote the RFP, developing the design and specs for selecting furniture and workplace solutions providers, space plan and detailed furniture layout design and coordination. We worked with VLCT to select branded and integrated colors and finishes for interior surfaces, furniture and equipment. We led the effort in interior lighting design, reviewed fixture selection and detailed layout to provide the desired end result, choices of light levels and functionality. We enjoyed collaborating with Jeff Norway, owner of Norway Electric who helped facilitate the final lighting layout and offered excellent suggestions for final lamping and placement.
Collaboration and teamwork
Arocordis Design on behalf of the League collaborated extensively with Doug Nedde, the City Center owner and his design build team which included Scott + Partners Architects led by Joel Page on this project, They provided core and shell design, interior wall layout and space planning. We worked closely with them and the League in developing a space plan and layout which provided both needed open office work and common area settings along with supporting private meeting and collaboration areas.
Red Thread, the Winner of the furniture RFP, A workplace solutions provider from the Chittenden County area of Vermont, provided excellent and proactive interactive design services using 3-d design technology within meetings of executives and staff groups. They helped guide VLCT and ourselves through detailed choices of furniture layout and configurations as well as helping warehouse existing furniture to be reused and the eventual setting back up again along with all of the new furniture and equipment. The end result was truly the product of an extraordinary collaboration with all parties involved.
New beginnings: Workplace etiquette and protocols
Arocordis near the end of construction worked with VLCT leadership to develop change management materials including information on best practices in workplace etiquette and protocols to ease transition from private offices to the choice filled neighborhood driven open office setting. Doing so helped VLCT begin new operational conversations and shared expectations about working together in their new workplace.
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