Work Strategies Study and Pilot Project
W. L. Gore & Associates
Elkton, MD / 20,000 square feet
At manufacturing company W. L. Gore, every employee is an associate; the organization wanted its new space to highlight its democratic, non-hierarchical culture. This innovative company, one of Fortune’s “100 Best Companies To Work For,” believes in the power of the individual and of small teams. During the design process, Francis Cauffman engaged every user and learned that 20% of Gore’s employees did not even need an assigned space. The result is an “activity-based workplace” where employees have the flexibility to use the space as they see fit. Break-out spaces and enclaves offer alternative ways to work – in a given day, employees can move from a couch to a quiet desk to a table in a busier area.
- 2011 BEST CORPORATE PROJECT AWARD - INTERNATIONAL INTERIOR DESIGN ASSOCIATION (IIDA), PA/NJ/DE CHAPTER