Culture is created through shared values and experiences, which can be fostered through thoughtful workspace design

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There are so many different ways to interpret culture, especially when it comes to companies. Is culture created by the addition of a foosball table? Is it an annual company retreat? Or is it created by Amber, the receptionist who won’t stop sharing stories about her weekend photo shoots with her cat? In order to create the culture we want, we need to understand all the things that affect it.

We’ve all experienced the effects a good design can have on the way we work in and use a space, but what if design can go deeper than that? …

Lesley Ray

Architectural Designer based in San Francisco

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