When Trend Micro, a global leader in cybersecurity solutions, sought to transform its San Jose workspace, it turned to Dallas-based interior architecture firm lauckgroup, alongside AOR OMNIPLAN, to provide a design and strategy that would optimize staff performance and markedly increase innovation. Leading the charge for cutting-edge office design, lauckgroup has partnered with Trend Micro on several projects before, guiding efforts for the company's workplace strategy.
"Our team's experience of working with Trend Micro has been very rewarding because of the company's focus on the employee experience, their attention to detail in all design decisions and their persistent pursuit of good design," said Brigitte Preston, Principal of Design at lauckgroup. "In addition, it has been interesting to play a part in the evolution of the spaces over the last three years as the company transforms to a mobile and collaborative platform."
For the latest Trend Micro office the lauckgroup team looked to create a space that would optimize performance and increase innovation.
To foster collaboration and productivity, the transformation of the San Jose office began with replacing high-panel workstations with open, office-style benching and flexible and activity-based work settings such as huddle and meeting rooms. Amenity spaces-from break rooms to cafes, game rooms and executive briefing centers-offer a corporate campus-like environment that promotes wellness and community while reinforcing Trend Micro's strong company culture. Space and light qualities were also studied, resulting in details like etched glass walls in conference rooms, with exposed corners, to blend private and open areas for a cohesive feel across the one-floor office.
Upon entering the 17,262-square-foot San Jose office, employees are greeted with industrial elements and open, exposed ceilings, punctuated by wood floors, stone accents and warm colors. This same design palette is employed throughout each location in order to establish fluidity and a connectedness between offices. For example, employees and visitors entering the various office spaces can find the Trend Micro logo backlit within a stone reception desk to visually introduce the brand upon arrival.
In 2017, lauckgroup will carry out this same concept in other Trend Micro offices located in São Paulo, Brazil, Austin, Dallas, Miami, Bentonville, Arkansas, Reston, Virginia, and Ottawa, Ontario, each with defining features unique to the location's history and culture.
"lauckgroup has thought extensively about the focus our company puts on the wellness of our employees and built that into their design plans," said Bob Kedrosky, senior human resources director, Trend Micro Americas. "They are not only incorporating whimsical references to the local culture in each of our offices, but they are also delivering ways for our teams to be more interactive, collaborative and productive. We know our employees will welcome the updates to our other Trend Micro offices in 2017."