Design Trends in Play
‘Me’ to ‘We’ The once-typical office landscape composed of cubicle mazes, closed spaces, and those coveted “execu-
tive” corner offices are becoming a thing of
the past as companies look to increase col-
laboration, improve workflow, and create
cost-efficiencies through open-space floor
plans, say design experts.
A top trend is the replacement of the “Me”
work environment with a “We” work environment, says Alisha Weiss, design director at Capital Office in Anchorage.
Alaska companies are facing higher real
estate costs as well as increasing construction costs and operational costs, so there
The administration office at the Anchorage Museum.
Image courtesy of McCool Carlson Green/
© Keven G Smith Photography
Retooling the office to increase efficiency,
employee collaboration, and cost-efficiency
By Judy Mottl