Who We Are Your Office Space Planning Team

Facilities by Design specializes in interior space planning for offices and commercial spaces. Whether reconfiguring an existing office space, planning a new one, or rethinking your office layout due to the pandemic, our office space planning service is suitable for organizations throughout the North Bay.

Office Space Planning

Our Services

Reconfigure Existing Space

As your organization evolves, a once efficient office space may not work as it once did. Maybe you’d like better technical or data solutions or would like to refresh an older space to make it more welcoming or collaborative. Choose Facilities by Design to reimagine and reconfigure your space.

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Planning a New Space

Starting from scratch? We can determine the best fit by evaluating staff size, work trends, tech requirements and electrical needs. We assist your Realtor in selecting the best type of space, then plan out your new office to ensure it works well for you. Choose Facilities by Design to plan out your ideal space.

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Post-Pandemic Space Planning

COVID-19 has changed how we live and work. Some companies want their employees to work from home, others want to bring them back safely, still others want a combination of the two. Choose Facilities by Design to solve these challenges in a post-pandemic world.

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Ready for a Fresh Start? Let us take it from here.

With two decades of experience, Facilities by Design excels in creating fun, functional, & productive work environments. We listen to our clients, develop a plan, and create great workspaces. Request a no-obligation project review today.

Reconfiguring an Existing Office Space

As your organization evolves, a once efficient office space may not work as well as you would like. Perhaps you have too many workstations, or too few. Maybe you’d like better technical or data solutions or would like to refresh an older space to make it more welcoming or collaborative. If your existing office space no longer meets your needs, Facilities by Design can help you to reimagine it:

  • Improve office efficiencies
  • Repurpose existing furniture to maximize your investment
  • Recommendations on new office furniture
  • Increase or decrease workstations
  • Add collaborative spaces
  • Modernize and refresh

Our process involves a site verification where we measure and inventory the existing office space and contents. From there, we use AutoCAD software to reconfigure the space to best meet your needs.

Planning a New Office Space

If you are starting from scratch, Facilities By Design can help you to plan out the ideal space. We can help determine the best fit by evaluating everything from staff size and work trends to tech requirements and electrical needs. We are also cognizant of budgetary constraints and incorporate as much of your repurposed furniture as possible into your new office space plans.

Pre-search office space planning: We can get involved before you meet with a Realtor, allowing you to figure out the best type of space, and how much space, you need before your search begins. For example, you may initially think you need a big office building whereas an industrial space in a business park might be a better fit. With a detailed office space plan that covers all of your needs, you’re likely to have a more productive office search. Our detailed assessments help you to determine the best fit, all based on your unique work, size, and storage space requirements.

Planning a new office space: Once you’ve obtained the space, Facilities by Design can ensure it works well for you. We can repurpose existing furniture as well as acquire new furniture as needed. Again, we’ll present you with AutoCAD designs illustrating the possibilities.

 

Post-Pandemic Office Space Planning

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed how we live and work. Some organizations have determined that many of their employees will continue working from home; others want to bring them back safely full-time; and others would like to bring in their employees on alternate days. Each of these scenarios present new office space planning challenges for a post-pandemic world. 

Facilities by Design’s post-pandemic office space planning considers your new way of work with plans that may include:

  • Physical distancing, positioning, and partitions.
  • Reconfiguring existing furniture to address safety concerns. For example, we can convert face-to-face workstations into freestanding desks with partitions facing away from one another, thereby reducing direct exposure to airborne particles. 
  • Shifts from open office layouts to more private, quiet “heads down” spaces.
  • Collaborative work spaces where teams can work together when needed. 
  • “Touch down” spaces where individuals can work independently when needed. Also known as POS hoteling, these shared work spaces include amenities like Wi-Fi, ergonomic tools, charging stations, pedestal files, and everything else needed to get work done while in the office.
  • Decommissioning office spaces. With many employees now working from home, many organizations are downsizing their office footprint. Facilities by Design helps facilitate and manage these changes with categorized furniture and equipment inventories to track and coordinate removal, donation, recycling, and repurposing.
  • Home office templates and pre-approved furnishings for remote workers. If you offer stipends to your employees to buy office furniture, we can provide you with home office templates and a list of pre-approved home office furniture for your remote workers. 

Ready for a Fresh Start? Let us take it from here.

With two decades of experience, Facilities by Design excels in creating fun, functional, & productive work environments. We listen to our clients, develop a plan, and create great workspaces. Request a no-obligation project review today.

Our Services

Office Space Planning

Facilities by Design specializes in interior space planning for offices and commercial spaces. We will work within your budget and time frame to create a design solution that exceeds your expectations.

Commercial Interior Design

Need help choosing colors, fabrics and other materials? Paula can help create an inviting atmosphere that embodies your specific company culture and interpret your needs into furniture selection, fabric and finishes, workstation specifications and building finishes.

Move Management Services

Paula works closely with the client, Phone and Data contractors and outside vendors to plan and manage the move with the absolute minimum of disruption to staff and customers and without affecting business productivity.

Decommission Office Spaces

With many employees now working from home, many organizations are downsizing their office footprint. Facilities by Design helps manage these changes with categorized furniture and equipment inventories to track and coordinate removal, donation, recycling, and repurposing.