Charlestown Navy Yard

Bringing the Future of Work to a Historic Landmark

National Parks of Boston operates some of America’s most beloved historic sites, including the home of the ‘Old Ironsides’, the USS Constitution. PLASTARC leveraged design expertise and previous experience at other public sites, including Grand Teton National Park, to offer pre-design advisory to bring their spaces into better alignment with the work of National Park Service and its partner organizations.

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Educational Testing Service

Creating a 21st Century Non-Profit Workplace

After adding a new, more modern building to its campus, this educational non-profit wanted to overhaul its workspace and policies to be more up-to-date. PLASTARC was engaged to help reform space allocation to better support the changing nature of ETS employees’ work. With an observational study and a series of interviews and workshops, we showed the organization how to rethink and update how it viewed real estate.

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Box

Changing How and Where the World Works

BOX realized their own workspace wasn’t fulfilling the company’s mission to connect people and promote collaboration. We formulated a plan for real estate and workspace design to embody the BOX experience internally and to enhance it within the company’s communities.

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International Organization

Working Without Borders

PLASTARC guided this international organization in implementing flexible working, including a pilot environment in their New York headquarters. A staff survey and utilization study provided a snapshot of existing conditions and readiness for flexibility, and provided communications support and design advisory.

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Mozilla

Fail Fast Approach for the Collaborative Era

This software company, best known for creating the Firefox web browser, is founded on open source principles, and the Workplace Resources team enlisted PLASTARC to explore how Mozilla's real estate could better align with this business philosophy. We conducted research within and outside of the organization to present possibilities for an open source workplace.

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Informatica

Creating a Global Workplace Experience

With thousands of employees distributed in offices around the world, Informatica wanted to streamline its workplace and real estate solutions in a way that would allow for individual local identities while retaining a global, recognizable workplace brand. PLASTARC is involved in three main streams of work: conducting post-occupancy evaluations on recently completed workplace projects; advising on the location and programming of new sites; and rebalancing the company’s headquarters to best serve its occupants.

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Artsy

Creating a workplace based on values

As Artsy matured from a startup to industry leader, it was quickly outgrowing its existing space. They engaged PLASTARC to provide interdisciplinary people-centric research, developing a workplace strategy and a site selection process that emphasized Artsy’s values and commitment to engage with the surrounding community.

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west elm

Thought Leadership for a Breakthrough Brand

west elm engaged PLASTARC to support their efforts to bring a measure of household comfort to our era’s second home: the office. Leveraging our unique research and knowledge of design, we collaborated with west elm on the design of multiple new award-winning products, and we supported them in telling the story of their innovative new brand.

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