An Idea Factory Adds a “Quiet Car” for Concentration
“New ideas need old buildings,” the celebrated urbanist author Jane Jacobs once wrote.
And in his search for a place where his firm could meet the demands of a changing marketplace while making his employees happier and more productive, BioVid President Andrew Aprill wound up settling on an old industrial building in the heart of Bristol.
With the help of a team of employees and the services of KSS Architects, Aprill took the strong bones of the old factory and changed it from a place for making things to one for making ideas. In the process, he and the architects came up with a solution to one of the most vexing problems of the contemporary workplace: making room for heads-down, focused work in an environment designed to encourage collaboration and the generation of new ideas.
Behold the office with a “quiet car,” the solution KSS proposed for the problem. Read more »