of Pacific Life recent renovations Hendy Lead the future of work through improved workspaces that honor the company’s commitment to empowering employees through curation. Culture, relationship building, collaboration.
Hendy A complete interior renovation was recently completed. pacific life Headquarters are located in Newport Beach, California. Dubbed ‘Workplace Transformation 2.0’ by employees, this overhauled space spans multiple floors and embraces the future of the blended workplace.
New office features an ecosystem that fosters face-to-face interaction and relationship building, facilitating collaboration through technology and workspaces that provide flexibility, modularity and seamless mobility for both onsite and remote workers To do. The modern yet professional aesthetic appeals to newcomers and seasoned talent alike, and is designed to meet the needs of employees now and for years to come.
Pacific Life’s headquarters has completely changed from what it used to be. A new blended workplace, an employee destination with the latest innovative materials that promote wellness and collaboration, is functional, sustainable and at the same time highly productive and engaging. create space. The improved design of the refurbished workspace demonstrates the company’s prioritization of managing company culture and building relationships while increasing employee engagement, flexibility and choice.
The completely reconfigured environment features engagement zones, breakout rooms, and collaboration areas that provide employees with a variety of workspaces and meeting options. For those wanting some privacy, there is an adjustable work area with stations that allow natural lighting to suit personal preferences. As employees move around the office, they can store personal belongings in day lockers and stay informed about current events through her LED monitor panels outside each elevator.
The space’s design aesthetic reflects the Pacific Life brand with its famous bronze sculpture of a breaching whale and its calf in the atrium, now with colorful custom graphics that mimic the ocean from its sandy bottom to its clearest blue surface. wall coverings. Light blue colors are also woven into the interior furniture and textiles, creating the illusion of a swirling sea.
Based on the company’s long-term vision, Pacific Life’s management team has developed a North Star guideline in building the “workplace for the future.” The goal is an environment that fosters speed and adaptability, ultimately improving the employee experience. To inform the design of the revamped, employee-centric workplace, Pacific Life conducted a pre-planning study by his team, followed up by several (virtual) focus groups led by Hendy and his team. Pacific Life values employee involvement and input and encourages employees to play a role in the design process. Activities such as furniture mockups to select functional, ergonomic and aesthetically pleasing new workstations and private her office furniture, as it is the employee who will be most affected in the new workplace. was encouraged to participate in
Pacific Life wanted to ensure the final space would be appealing to all employees, so project engineers conducted a study on the long-term benefits of improved lighting. This analysis was essential to understanding the value of changing lighting throughout the building, which would ultimately lead to a better workplace experience for employees. Pacific Life’s dedication to developing an optimized workplace is an integral part of promoting a productive and health-focused environment for its employees.
Commitment to Health and Wellness
With an emphasis on employee wellbeing, improvements have been made to workstation ergonomics as well as lighting throughout the workplace, including access to natural light. A focus on flexible furnishings throughout the space was essential to creating a space that employees could enjoy. All workstations are height-adjustable for greater comfort in each individual’s workspace. These improvements not only create an environment where people want to spend their time, but also help the workplace evolve with the changing needs of employees.
Staying true to Pacific Life’s brand, each design was chosen to create an inviting and inviting destination that will keep people coming back. Modern yet professional, key brand details are incorporated throughout Hendy’s designs. Subtle details like the abstract whale tail on the wood paneling in the lobby and custom his ocean-inspired graphic wallcoverings bring the Coastal brand to life and add to the team’s cultural fervor. I’m here. Aquatic colors and details are incorporated throughout the space, from the carpet selection to the accent paint colors, with uniquely angled ceiling tiles mimicking the whitecaps of the ocean in certain areas of the building. .
Outcomes of the whole project
The Hendy team consulted with specific users of the Pacific Life team to better understand how design can have a positive impact on employees, work experience, and ultimately the service they provide to their customers. Moderated several engagement sessions with groups. These sessions helped determine how the space could become a desirable destination for employees. It’s a place that not only helps retain current employees, but also attracts new talent.
After moving in, the Pacific Life Facilities team led direct group discussions to get feedback on the new work environment and validate the design direction set during the first engagement session led by Hendy. Feedback regarding the design of the new workspace was overwhelmingly positive. Having achieved the original design goals of Pacific Life headquarters, employees find the new environment clean, bright and welcoming. We also experienced greater collaboration and flexibility through a variety of space and furnishing options that give employees choices about where and how they work.
Originally completed in 1972, the iconic Newport Beach building that houses Pacific Life’s headquarters was designed as a sleek, modern office of the future. Reviving its promise of a next-generation office, Pacific Life has humbly undertaken a building redesign that maintains a recognizable exterior architecture while creating a highly adaptable and innovative workplace for its teams.
new way of working
Discussions on this project began early in the COVID-19 pandemic, and difficult circumstances ultimately prompted the accelerated redesign of Pacific Life’s headquarters. With all our visioning and focus group sessions virtual, and with limited access to physical buildings, the opportunities to introduce new ways of working were endless. Ensuring efficiency through clear coordination and communication by all teams involved, Pacific Life’s last space is now a thriving destination for its employees.
Nearly all of the projects were designed during the pandemic, when employees continued to work remotely and the future of in-office attendance was uncertain. Pacific Life’s goal of maximizing the space’s future flexibility was achieved through the use of universal workspace standards, allowing user groups to easily expand and contract without the need for costly construction or furniture reconfiguration. rice field. Workstations also allow personal settings that can be easily changed by in-house facility personnel.
When Pacific Life reopened for business, employees were welcomed into a space very different from where they left in the spring of 2020. People were encouraged to explore new ways of working that increase choice and foster collaboration and social progress. A bond that forms a connection with their culture, mission and values.
In addition to creating an efficient working environment for employees, another central goal of the project was to transform the iconic 1970s building into a more energy efficient building. To achieve this goal, all exterior doors and windows were replaced to reduce Pacific Life’s total energy consumption.
- Client: Pacific Life – Sarah Balfour, Workplace Strategy Manager
- Furniture: Corporate Business Interiors – Coco McLeod
- Task Seating and Sound Masking: Tangram – Mark Wilde
- Construction Manager: Howe Bonney & Assoc. – Julie Richards
- General Contractor: Howard Building Corporation – Bryan Howard
- MEP Engineer: tk1sc – Nimich Payoncis
- Manufactured by: Taber Company – Brian Taber
- Wall Graphics: Impact Visual Art – Derek Massar