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Perceptions of change in office space design: redesigning Barwon Water’s office environment

Chapman, Jessica, Jones, David and Gray, Fiona 2015, Perceptions of change in office space design: redesigning Barwon Water’s office environment, in Living and learning : research for a better built environment : 49th International Conference of the Architectural Science Association : proceedings, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Vic., pp. 203-214.

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Title Perceptions of change in office space design: redesigning Barwon Water’s office environment
Author(s) Chapman, Jessica
Jones, David
Gray, Fiona
Conference name Architectural Science Association. Conference (49th : 2015 : Melbourne, Victoria)
Conference location Melbourne, Victoria
Conference dates 2-4 Dec. 2015
Title of proceedings Living and learning : research for a better built environment : 49th International Conference of the Architectural Science Association : proceedings
Editor(s) Crawford, Robert H.
Stephan, Andre
Publication date 2015
Start page 203
End page 214
Total pages 12
Publisher The University of Melbourne
Place of publication Melbourne, Vic.
Keyword(s) change management
interior re-design
workplace culture
water corporation
Summary In early 2015 Barwon Water received State government funding to rationalise and renovate its various Geelong-based administrative offices into one complex. Integral to the renovations is a new green-star retrofit of the existing Ryrie Street complex by GHD Woodhead. The project will consolidate all of Barwon Water’s offices onto one site, increase floor space, provide a new ‘green’ atrium, and adopt an open plan layout. Having set a new strategic direction, Barwon Water is now undergoing a wholesale cultural and operational change in order to realise these strategic objectives. Aspirations for workplace design have been identified as: environmentally sustainable; foster innovation and creativity; establish connections; improve communication and collaboration; provide efficient space for effective work; flexibility over time; welcoming and connected to the community; healthy; and, up to date technology. This paper investigates Barwon Water staff perceptions and apprehensions of this prospective consolidation, particularly the proposed open plan office environment. While most research in this topic is informed by an immediate pre-design workshop of staff needs, this research provides a longitudinal perspective of human perceptions about work place environment change and a review of how changes in office environment synergistically align to architectural responses and changes in corporate strategies.
ISBN 9780992383527
Language eng
Field of Research 120104 Architectural Science and Technology (incl Acoustics, Lighting, Structure and Ecologically Sustainable Design)
120202 Building Science and Techniques
Socio Economic Objective 970112 Expanding Knowledge in Built Environment and Design
HERDC Research category E1 Full written paper - refereed
ERA Research output type E Conference publication
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Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30080216

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