The Architecture program at Tulane University was looking to replace roughly 250 desks in its studios, and they turned to AOS, a local Knoll dealership for help. After not being able find existing product to fit their needs, AOS worked with Milder Office to, together with students, faculty and administrators, develop a custom solution for the project.
After the initial design phase, Milder Office produced a prototype for Tulane. Some revisions were made to the design based on feedback during the review phase. With all stakeholders on board, Milder Office then produced the order.
The resulting workstation and mobile pedestal combination offered improvements over the old studio furniture (see last photos) including increased privacy, integrated task lighting (under the overhead storage shelf), cutting matte surface, pin-up surface, and flexible individual storage (pedestal). Tulane also specified Milder Markerboards for the space.
The order was shipped flat to the AOS warehouse where it was assembled and delivered to the Tulane campus.
The renovation was well received, and Tulane University has placed an order for more workstations for summer 2019.
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Photo credit for photos 1, 2, 5, 10, and 11 to AOS Interior Environments.
The Basic Workstation offers a simple solution for the modern workspace while boasting a wide range of options for customization (scroll to see some examples). Add-ons include under the desktop wire management cubbies (channels), hangers, storage shelves, keyboard trays, monitor stands (or arms), wire cutouts, casters and more. The workstation has 11″ partial modesty panel on three sides and is available in a variety of sizes. Add casters and allow for easy reconfiguration of your space in response to work/team needs. Standard desktop height is 29″.
Below the desktop power & data compartments
Basic workstation with stand alone partition
Ideas on Purpose
At Milder Office we believe that a collaborative process yields better results for our clients. We provided space planning support to Ideas on Purposes, responding to their designers needs and workflows. The resulting layout included private offices, a reference library, conference room, and open work area for the graphic designers. We have worked with IOP over the past decade, re-configuring and modifying the workstations as needed to accommodate a growing staff.