A Higher Education Company Utilizes Rightsize Nationwide
A higher education company with colleges, universities, and career-focused teaching facilities across the country, is in the process of closing a number of its campuses and partnered with Rightsize Facility to manage all phases of decommissioning 17 campuses in nine different states: California, Nevada, New York, Florida, Texas, Washington, Illinois, Colorado, and Minnesota.
Rightsize is an industry leader in sustainable facility decommissioning, with expertise in asset disposition and space restoration. The Rightsize team approached each location as a unique opportunity, evaluating the best way to liquidate assets. Rightsize reused 75% of all assets, selling some on-site via auction, donating some to charities, and transporting some to the Rightsize warehouse for repurposing.
On every campus, Rightsize managed labor for decommissioning, working with numerous vendors – including painters, electricians, and waste management companies – to restore all spaces to pre-lease conditions. Projects included pulling cables, removing large-format signs, and demolishing walls. Because campuses were located across multiple states, Rightsize had to coordinate complex city permits and meet various property management requirements.
The company is so pleased with the success of this decommissioning work that it has started a new project with Rightsize. The $1.5 million initiative will refurbish the company’s call center workstations, and provide fresh new seating, carpeting, and paint for its corporate headquarters in Schaumburg, Illinois.
A Transportation Equipment Company Gets a Forward-Looking Office
A company specializing in transportation equipment investment and management, needed a contemporary office space to reflect its role as an industry leader in the rail and aviation equipment industry. The company approached Rightsize Facility to PLAN and FURNISH its Chicago headquarters to achieve a sleek and sophisticated look.
Rightsize collaborated with staff members to understand specific needs before generating creative and customized solutions to meet the company’s specifications. By blending new and existing furniture, and combining fresh ideas and colors, Rightsize was able to create a distinct aesthetic for the RESIDCO office.
In addition to wall-to-wall furniture solutions, Rightsize also coordinated with trusted Value-Added Service Providers (VASPs) to manage every aspect of the project – from wall fixtures to IT cabling. These comprehensive services gave the RESIDCO team peace of mind throughout each step of the process.
Through its stylish, modern office space, RESIDCO demonstrates its standing as a leader in a competitive industry.
Architectural Engineering Firm Achieves Creative Yet Professional Office Space
For an architectural engineering firm, an office is more than just a workspace; it’s a portfolio piece to show potential clients.
DLZ, a Midwestern firm with 22 locations, partnered with Rightsize to PLAN and FURNISH its Chicago office to communicate the firm’s professional yet stylish atmosphere.
Rightsize worked with DLZ’s staff to understand the firm’s unique specifications, and outfitted the workstations, private offices, and communal areas to meet these needs.
To accommodate large-plan drawings, the architects and engineers needed wide work surfaces and accessible storage areas. Rightsize procured sleek workstations in a white and gray palette, with 30-inch work surfaces and storage spaces. Rightsize designed the main corridor to double as a storage area for the firm’s drawing laterals, and a casual meeting point with seating. The firm also called for sophisticated conference rooms and collaboration areas for both client and staff meetings.
Throughout the project, Rightsize provided detailed 3D renderings via its space visualization tool, VisionFX, to help the client visualize the finished office. These illustrations allowed Rightsize and DLZ staff to plan the layout and select furniture to optimize the work environment and meet the company’s specific needs.
VisionFX combines layout, design, and product selections into a three-dimensional, fully interactive platform that allows users to visualize what their office space can and will look like upon completion. The end result is a highly customized, better defined, and more efficient approach.
The Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce Opens a Rebranded & Renovated Office
The Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce unveiled a refreshed brand identity and a revitalized office at a celebration last month.
While the NACC was in the process of updating its brand identity, it partnered with Rightsize to refresh the look and layout of its office. Rightsize is a member business, and collaboration on this project was an ideal opportunity to support the chamber of commerce in its goals of driving new membership initiatives, and attracting valuable new talent to its staff. Rightsize’s team worked closely with the chamber to determine the layout, aesthetic and furnishings to brighten and modernize the office.
Before the rebranding, the 5,800-square-foot office featured workstations in heavy, bulky wood that blocked natural light and made the space feel cramped. Rightsize replaced them with refurbished workstations in a white finish, creating an airy, open workspace that transformed the environment. The office also benefited from a renovated reception and a new collaboration space.
The renovated office reflects NACC’s role as a forward-thinking economic leader. It allows for flexibility and innovation, two important values of the chamber.
A Pharmacy & Consulting Firm Furnishes an Employee-Friendly HQ Office
In late 2016, a long-term care pharmacy and consulting company moved its headquarters and needed modern furniture to complement the new space. Rightsize collaborated with the company to PLAN and FURNISH the facility’s reception, private offices, collaborative spaces, and relaxation areas.
The company’s primary objective was to give the space a more upscale, contemporary look. The previous facility had outdated, drab furnishings, and this move provided an opportunity to start fresh. Rightsize worked with the client to create a current and coordinated style throughout the office.
The finished office featured all new tables, seating, and casegoods in a streamlined, neutral palette, with a combination of black, espresso brown, and grays. Collaboration areas – including a conference room and a training room – provided ample meeting space for different teams. The client also wanted to create leisure areas for employees, so Rightsize designed both a break room, offering sitting areas and lockers, and a cozy lounge with a coffee shop aesthetic.
The new facility is a reflection of the company’s focus on establishing an employee-friendly, team-oriented work environment. Rightsize was able to achieve the aesthetic and functionality the client wanted, while staying within a reasonable budget.
A National Engineering Firm Builds a Vibrant, Collaborative Office
When a national mechanical, electrical, and plumbing engineering firm outgrew its headquarters in the Greater Chicago area, the company turned to Rightsize to help PLAN and FURNISH its new HQ location. Rightsize has a long history of working with the firm in the industry, and the project was a seamless partnership from start to finish, bringing in employee ideas and buy-in at every stage.
The firm had two main priorities for the new office: to provide more room for a growing staff, and to create a vibrant, creative work environment that would attract young talent. Rightsize planned and furnished the entire facility, incorporating open workspaces, private offices, collaborative areas, a break room, meeting space, and reception area. The Rightsize team incorporated bold, branded colors throughout the office interior and furnishings.
The open office area featured sit-to-stand desks, benching stations, and glass wall fronts. Large work surfaces allowed for easy collaboration over design drawings. A media room integrated conference tables with TVs to facilitate presentations. The break room formed a multipurpose space, combining a kitchenette, lounge, and recreation area.
A Modern, Industrial Look for a Tech Services Company
A technology services company kicked off the new year with a big development: opening a 15,000-square-foot facility in January. Rightsize worked with the company to PLAN and FURNISH the new space, creating a modern, yet industrial look.
The facility featured wood accents and a color palette of clean grays and whites, with pops of red and navy blue to create a sophisticated Americana aesthetic. Rightsize planned and furnished spaces including private offices and refurbished workstations, as well as conference rooms, a training room, and a breakroom.
The client’s previous location had used an open plan with benching systems, and acoustics had been a challenge for employees. Rightsize built a space that was still bright and open, but with better privacy and sound management for the many customer service and sales representatives housed there. The Rightsize team used its expertise to bring eye-catching elements to the facility’s common spaces, as well as value-engineering furnishings to deliver what the client wanted at competitive prices.
Despite working on a tight timeline, both the Rightsize team and the client were satisfied with the end result.
A Telecom Company Opens a New Facility
In July 2016, a technology and telecommunications company opened a new facility to house its customer service and training operations. Rightsize partnered with the company to help PLAN and FURNISH the new construction – which included an open-plan workspace, private offices, communal areas, and conference rooms.
The client wanted a clean, modern aesthetic, and a space adaptable to multiple different tasks and needs. Rightsize grouped employees into teams and configured their workstations within an open office area. The client also needed space for employees working remotely, who come in occasionally for meetings with colleagues and clients, to work comfortably for a few hours or days at a time. Rightsize installed a bank of drop-in workstations with sit-to-stand desks, equipped with phone stations.
Common spaces played an important role in the new office, offering room for groups to meet and train. The footprint of each individual employee is becoming smaller in modern offices, but these communal areas ensure that workers still have opportunities for privacy and focused collaboration. Rightsize installed large meeting rooms equipped with teleconferencing capabilities for training new customers, as well as modest huddle rooms for smaller groups of employees to use.
The new facility is now open and operating smoothly.