Six Tips to Design a Cool Office

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"Express Yourself"

Architect: Cary Bernstein
Office: One & Co.

Your company’s identity should reveal itself through your office, says Cary Bernstein, an architect based in San Francisco. “Keep your eye on the long term goal of creating a great space for employees and a coherent design that represents your business,” she says. One & Co., for example, was in need of a redesign after they expanded into the office next door. “Like a hermit crab, they had moved in to an existing dot-com space that really didn’t represent them,” Bernstein says. Where the old design was a little drab and unfinished, the new space is clean and contemporary, reflecting the ad agency's desired image.