Outdoor Environments

Outdoor workspaces are nourishing and engaging. As worker well-being continues to inform design choices and the boundaries between interior and exterior spaces are being blurred, spaces for retreating are being incorporated to revitalize workplaces and offer attractive amenities for employees. In the selections below, examples of well-utilized outdoor spaces are shared, along with ways to transform spaces and a template for creating outdoor environments.

KFI Studios - Eveleen Chair
Stylish and sturdy, Eveleen is designed to provide the perfect respite outdoors. With bench seating, chairs and bar height stools, Eveleen is welcome in any element.



KFI Studios - Eveleen Tables
Stylish and sturdy, Eveleen is designed to provide the perfect respite outdoors. With classic tables and our round phenolic top tables, Eveleen is welcome in any element.



11 Outdoors Workspaces We Love

Rethinking Public Space Brings New Life to Cities

The Future of Green Space Amenities

Working LandScapes

11 Outdoor Workspaces We Love

In this collection of HOK’s 11 favorite outdoor workplaces, the natural settings - whether redwoods or trademark city vistas - are carefully integrated into a dynamic space. Incorporating elements that encourage collaboration, feature unique bespoke elements and integrate a variety of seating, these workspaces are inspiring and innovative.

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Magnuson Group - JOULE
JOULE is a colorful, comfortable indoor/outdoor chair marked by clean design and a soft rounded backrest.

Magnuson Group - OXI BISTROT
Chair-height table with cross-shaped central base in painted finish. Round or square top in high-pressure phenolic finish. Also available in bar height with round top. Includes hanging bracket for purse/bags.

Magnuson Group - CREPE PLANTERS
Crepe is a family of square and rectangular aluminum indoor/outdoor planters with plastic water saucer and flower pot. Available in Forge Grey, Textured Black or White Ral 9003.

Featured Brand: Magnuson Group

Rethinking Public Space Brings New Life to Cities

Bringing new life to existing outdoor plazas is a way to expand the way buildings are used and build connections outside of a workspace, to neighborhoods and the larger community. The transformation of these spaces and the reworking of the exteriors of buildings to make them more vital and nourishing is the focus of HOK Regional Leader of Planning, Zach Christeson, ASLA, who describes rethinking public space.

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Homecrest - Infiniti
Infiniti is designed for ease of use in any space: at work or at play. Its flowing silhouette maximizes the surface area of the Sensation sling fabric while still maintaining sleek visuals.

Homecrest - Market Umbrellas
Homecrest's Market Umbrellas are the benchmark of classic umbrella designs. Offered in both crank lift/auto tilt and pulley lift options. Four-layer fabric protection and closed stitching pocket.

Featured Brand: Homecrest Outdoor Living

The Future of Green Space Amenities

“Providing employees with an opportunity to connect with nature at work can actually benefit their well-being and productivity,” says IA’s Design Director, Melissa Panara, NCIDQ, LEED AP. In this piece, Panara explains the benefits of providing outdoor spaces that promote relaxation, recreation, and gathering. With multiple solutions, in a variety of settings and sizes, there are many ways to expand an outdoor workspace.

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Global - Bakhita™
Featuring an innovative molding technology, Bakhita stacking chairs and stools are lightweight, weather resistant, and available in a neutral palette that will fit in anywhere. Bakhita is perfect for indoors and out, to create lively common areas, patios and cafeterias. 

Global - Bakhita™ Tables
Weather resistant Bakhita™ tables work double duty, indoors and out, to create lively common areas, patios and cafeterias. A stable four-legged base enables seating to tuck in effortlessly. 

Featured Brand: Global

Working LandScapes

Inspired by and published shortly following Covid, this Perkins and Will study closely references ideas and concepts about social separation and safety, but this toolkit is a useful template for design decision making. The analysis includes many helpful resources like a variety of seating configurations, specific design layouts for gathering, and flexible ways the designs can evolve and grow, depending on the use.

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emuamericas - Mom
An outdoor/indoor stacking chair with a frame entirely made of tubular steel for durability.

emuamericas - Solid
Solid is an outdoor/indoor umbrella table with a 1-3/8" thick top and e-coated powder-coat finish.



emuamericas - Segno
An indoor/outdoor steel bench with e-coated powder-coat finish.



Featured Brand: emuamericas


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