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Associations design offices to fit culture, encourage collaboration

More ‘huddle’ spaces being built in both open and traditional floor plans

ABC officesOpen-plan workspaces with “teaming rooms” and offices (left of photo) at the Associated Builders and Contractors office in Washington, D.C. Offices have glass partitions but no doors.

July 26, 2019
By Martin Berman-Gorvine

Open offices are proving to be a long-term trend rather than a flash in the pan, but they don’t suit all trade and professional associations. Those groups that have moved offices in the past few years or are planning to do it in the near future do seem to have something else in common, however “open” their new office design may be: They are building in a greater quantity and variety of meeting spaces.