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Google architecture and what do you see? And what’s a building without people?

Think about where you spend most of your day – home, your office, or university. How does this space make you feel? What do you love (or hate) about it? Our buildings can help or hinder our [...]

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Campus planning – design for student experience

I’ve been talking to lots of universities over the past few months about measuring staff and student experience on campus to improve spaces, create healthy campuses & effective learning [...]

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Riding the next Smart Buildings & Cities wave

We have an explosion of big data in our cities and buildings. More than ever before we are going to be able to see all facets of how buildings and cities operate. Technology is emerging in an [...]

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‘The rule of three’ – Finding your ‘third place’…

It makes a lot of sense to aspire to improve the spaces in which we live and work such that they bring out the best in us on a daily basis. After all, this is where we spend the majority of our [...]

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76 women descending to Antarctica to learn leadership

Our Rate My Space blog will be a little quiet over the holiday season as I’m heading to Antarctica as part of Homeward Bound, a leadership program designed specifically to elevate the [...]

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‘Reading Rooms’ Foster Culture of Collaboration

It came as a surprise, a while back, when a friend expressed to me her anxiety over an impending office relocation. She told me she had never worked in an open-plan office before. ‘So [...]

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Psychology, the workspace, and Innovation

When we think of psychology, we tend to think of the mentally distressed patient lying on the couch discussing their neuroses as the psychologist takes notes. Quite often, the objective of [...]

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Neat or Messy workspaces? Here’s what the science has to say

Cups of Coffee all over the place? Piles of folders bursting at the seams? Stacks of papers scattered upon their forgotten brethren? 3 chrome windows with 20+ tabs on each? (yes to all of the [...]

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Looking for a health tenancy?

Thinking of moving offices? Some tips below on what to look for in a healthy tenancy Think beyond the rent, there are hidden costs in unhealthy spaces There are often limited changes that a [...]

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What are unhealthy buildings actually costing us? Part 2

This is part 2 of a 2 part series on the costs of unhealthy buildings. Indoor Environment Quality Indoor Environment Quality (IEQ) refers to the surrounding environment inside a space – the [...]

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