Office layout refers to the arrangement and placing of office employees and equipment within each department or section of the office with a view to making the best possible utilization of the available space. The below diagram shows an office layout where the meeting room, conference rooms, pantry areas, and the CEO’s room are aligned in a way that the proper space is utilized.
2. Tips for Office Layout
When an office space is laid out properly, just like the attached example, work can flow easily. As a result, office work or projects that require collaboration between multiple departments or workers can be completed more fluidly. Meanwhile, congestion in the office may reduce the efficiency of the staff but if a proper concept is used then it allows the employees an adequate space between the desks and allows free movement.
3. How to Create an Office Layout
Step 1: Pick a location. Determine the drawing area. If the structure already exists, determine how much of it to sketch (a room, a floor, or the full structure). If the structure does not yet exist, come up with design ideas depending on the size and shape of the site.
Step 2:Measure everything. If the structure already exists, take measurements of the walls, doors, and relevant furnishings to ensure that the floor plan is accurate. If you're designing a layout for a completely new region, make sure the overall area will fit where it'll be erected. It's a good idea to look at buildings in similar places to get a sense of how much this floor plan will cost.
Step 3: Make a wall. Add walls to each of the building's rooms, making sure they're drawn to scale.
Step 4:Include architectural details. Begin by putting in the non-removable components, such as doors and windows, as well as the refrigerator, dishwasher, dryer, and other vital appliances that must be installed in a precise area.
Step 5:Fill in the gaps with furniture. If the floor plan allows it, add furnishings.