SA Housing Authority and Dept. of Human Services Fitout
This project saw Greenway dramatically change the working environment for over 720 public sector users. Challenged by a “tired” existing fitout and a limited understanding of contemporary workplace design, Greenway worked tirelessly to describe and detail the site’s possibilities. The project consultations focussed not only on the “what” of the design proposal, but the “why”.
Through structured workshops with individual business units, to individual sessions with team members with complex physical needs, we consulted, collaborated and engaged with the Client’s Leadership Teams, Managers and Staff to communicate the proposed designs and the expectations behind them.
The project focused on creating a dynamic and adaptable working environment, including understanding the need for “Me space” and “We space”. From less than 8 meeting rooms across 6 floors, the design now provides for 125 separate areas for meeting and collaboration, from single person quiet rooms for focussed work or online meetings, to cafes, informal and formal meeting rooms and spaces for up to 60 people, whilst at the same time increasing the total number of staff accommodated.
Colour and pattern played an important part in defining space, creating identity and wayfinding bringing commonality across the floors, but individuality to workgroups.
Being delivered in parallel with a significant base building upgrade project undertaken by another Architect, Greenway liaised and coordinated on everything from the design of new amenities, to finishes, design detailing and construction programs. This coordination worked well to minimise business impact, the delivery program and budget.