Help us lay out the new office!

So, like I said, we’re moving office over the next few weeks, and we’re starting with what amounts to an empty 26’ by 11’ white box that looks like this right now:



We’ve got to figure out both how to best arrange our various bits of furniture and infrastructure into the space, and how to creating a pleasant working atmosphere.  We’re not going to paint, or add walls, or change the floor, so it all comes down to positioning. And anything we might want to hang on the walls or from the ceiling. Here’s the layout of the room, to scale, with the various pieces of furniture we need to fit:

Plan of new Reinvented Office

There’s really only one practical constraints imposed by the space: there are only electric outlets on the right-hand side, so our desks, and anything else that needs power, has to be on this side.

I’ve prepared the plan above in various formats — OmniGraffle, EPS, PDF — should you wish to have a go at arranging the objects on the right side inside the room on the left side; feel free to point to your mashups from the comments.


Peter Rukavina's picture
Peter Rukavina on January 6, 2012 - 21:42 Permalink

Okay, so here’s one go at a layout (done without consulting with Johnny but recalling his desire for maximum heat and light).

Oliver's picture
Oliver on January 7, 2012 - 23:21 Permalink

3D would make this so much easier. I guess there’s nothing online or universal like the home refinishing/interior design applications I’ve used.

Richard's picture
Richard on January 8, 2012 - 02:21 Permalink

When the girl and I want to re-arragange our apartment, her fist instinct is to load up Google SketchUp. Since it’s free, and 3D, would that be a better way to ‘crowdsource’ an office layout plan?

Daniel Von Fange's picture
Daniel Von Fange on January 8, 2012 - 19:13 Permalink

What is the metal desk used for?

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Daniel Von Fange on January 8, 2012 - 19:20 Permalink