The County of Napa’s Health and Human Services Agency is moving about 440 county employees to a new campus they call “South Campus,” a massive complex with four buildings in total. When the county purchased the buildings, it inherited all of the furniture owned by the previous occupants.
Working in conjunction with TLCD Architecture, Facilities by Design provided space planning and move management services for two of the buildings. Though inheriting a substantial amount of furniture meant the agency didn’t need to invest a lot of money on new furniture, it posed a serious challenge for us: incorporating between 200-250 workstations and about 150 private offices’ worth of furniture into a new space where the offices got smaller and the layout changed.
We were able to re-use the bulk of the furniture, saving the agency an estimated $1 to $1.2 million. Furnishing a complex of that size with all-new furniture would have easily cost at least $2 million.
Facilities by Design also provided move management services, working in phases so that some groups could move in as their spaces were completed. With hundreds of employees moving to the new campus, we developed a four-phase moving plan culminating over the course of several weekends in August 2016.
FBD was a trusted partner all along. The amount of detail FBD tracked was incredible, from furniture inventory, to placement, and move management. While you got the logistics right, you were also fun to work with. We received nothing but compliments from the HHSA staff of 500+.
Bria Schlottman, Operations Project Manager at Napa County Health and Human Services Agency