Work

Corporate

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 Fortu​ne’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.

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Awards

  • 2011 BEST CORPORATE PROJECT AWARD - INTERNATIONAL INTERIOR DESIGN ASSOCIATION (IIDA), PA/NJ/DE CHAPTER
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