Space Planning and Design 11

Space Planning and Design

Planning and designing your workspace is a team effort that takes creativity, attention to detail, and a knowledge of your space and work activities.

Since 1988, OP's project teams have helped corporate and healthcare clients and their design teams create workspaces that enhance performance aesthetically and functionally. Our space planning and design services start with in-depth research into your requirements for interior space. And since MillerKnoll Certified Dealer Network members are electronically linked, we can easily share project knowledge to facilitate the process.

After understanding your needs, we prepare a detailed design proposal that includes furniture selection. Then we produce block diagrams of each floor and create preliminary space plans, typicals, and a product budget.

We develop workspace layouts and installation drawings to scale using CAD, so that we can make an exact product count. Then the CAD specifications are converted into factory orders that allow the manufacture and shipment of products to be consistent with project schedules and construction progress. We can also help you lay out your workplace yourself, including architectural features and a limited vocabulary of products, using MillerKnoll's planning and visualization tools. You can render these spaces dynamically in 2D or 3D and share your renderings with colleagues. And, when you’re ready, you can view specifications and order detail, check lead-times, and generate error-free orders.

We also offer other services to assist at any level of the space planning and design process:

  • Reconfiguration and inventory services
  • Furniture and walls contract documentation
  • Furniture and walls evaluation
  • Interior finish selection
  • Project requirements and programming
  • Specifications and cost estimating
  • RFP preparation
  • 3D CAD renderings
  • Furniture and wall related power and data
  • Documentation and consulting
  • Furniture and walls “typicals” and “standards”
  • Development
  • Value engineering for furniture and walls