Behind the Curtain: NRG Energy


NRG Energy is headquartered in the Houston Pavilions mixed-use complex in downtown Houston. Kirksey designed the 11 floors of this 262,000-sf project to ease the organizational transition of two merging companies, increase collaboration among co-workers, and successfully leverage the unique retail location for their PR efforts.

Behind the Curtain: Grind


Over the past ten years, a new way of working has emerged along with people who live it every day. We call them the free radicals and, to us, they represent the future of work: they operate 24/7 through nimble, networked collaboration; they are averse to rigid hierarchies and set processes; they value career fluidity, not job security.

Behind the Curtain: World Wildlife Fund


WWF asked Envision Design to gather a team of consultants for a sustainability charette focused on improving the overall sustainability and operational footprint of the building. The project was called \”“Beyond Platinum–  because WWF was seeking innovative thinking on a long-term sustainability strategy, not simply meeting the requirements of the LEED rating system.

Inside DC’s Affinity Lab


Affinity Lab is its own microcosm. Its sense of community and coworking culture is so strong that an outsider (like me) who was simply passing by for thirty minutes could understand it. I was really taken with how this community just kind of formed of its own accord.

Coworking, Coast to Coast


Let’s say you’re working from home regularly, isolated from all human contact, slowly turning into Jack Nicholson–â„¢s character in \”“The Shining.–  So you decide to gain some social interaction and head to a coffee shop, but it’s not exactly a productive environment.

What’s a mobile worker to do?

Behind the Curtain: The Washington Post


A lot of organizations these days are consolidating their facilities in reaction to economic realities and the influence of technology on how we work. And what we’re seeing as a result is that formerly disconnected, and often diverse cultures within a single organization are being brought together under one roof — and that can be a very powerful dynamic.

That’s been the case so far with The (legendary) Washington Post, which came to us last year having several goals: