Corporate

NBS Ann Arbor Office

Repurposed Materials Make for a Fresh New Design With six team members separated over two Ann Arbor offices, NBS decided it was time for their local team to be in one space.  The goal was to create an environment that delivered an authentic, on-brand office space that showcased NBS’s capabilities to integrate architectural products, floorcovering, […]

DTE Energy

A Vibrant Public Space Reimagined for Business Among the great new ideas in commercial building design is one that is centuries old: namely the town square. In Detroit, DTE Energy has created a dynamic, multipurpose gathering place with great appeal. The 40,000-square-foot, glass-enclosed Town Square is striking for its scale and flood of natural light. […]

HRI

With the Right Design, an Office Space Can Delight Customers and Employees For an organization like HRI, a leading manufacturer’s representative to the food service industry, an office space must fulfill a tall order. It must surprise and delight visitors, providing no less than a full sensory experience of the latest technology and trends in […]

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The Scott at Brush Park

An Oasis for Urban Living At the heart of downtown Detroit’s residential renaissance, one building has found the sweet spot. The Scott is a modern, mixed-use development with high-end amenities among the restored gems of historic Brush Park. To carry out their unique concept for the interiors, the architects at Neumann/Smith partnered with NBS to […]

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Kelly Services

How a Fresh Design Can Revolutionize Company Culture Kelly Services may be a global leader in workforce solutions, but even leading companies need an occasional brand refresh. These experts in staffing and hiring knew what their next generation of new hires valued, but their old office wasn’t doing them any favors. In fact, the dated […]

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ProMedica Health System

Former Power Plant Goes from Deserted to Dynamic Toledo’s ongoing riverfront revival got a big boost when ProMedica Health System saw an opportunity to consolidate its workforce in a single iconic location. Partnering with HKS Architects, ProMedica renovated an 1895 landmark, designed by famed architect Daniel Burnham, into a stunning new headquarters. Situated on the […]

Hylant

The New Rules of Engagement Change is natural for every business. It can be disruptive or it can be transformative. When Hylant set out to reshape its corporate offices, it proved to be a catalyst to engage and re-energize team members. Steelcase and NBS first guided Hylant management and staff through a discovery exercise. By […]

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Plunkett Cooney

On the Docket: an Office Evolution What does the modern law office look like? It’s an interesting question considering the law profession stands on tradition. But those highly polished, dark wood domains are making room for the shifting values of an evolving workforce. Plunkett Cooney is a great case in point. Their goals went beyond […]

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Learning Care Group

Knowledge is Power in this Workplace When the Learning Care Group (LCG) decided to upgrade its corporate offices, they were studious in their approach. To help them gather facts, NBS led a field trip to Steelcase headquarters. One insight that appealed to LCG was the Power of Place to boost employee engagement and performance. Applying […]

NBS Solomon Plumbing

Solomon Plumbing

New and Used Boost Form and Function When NBS was commissioned for a redesign of Solomon Plumbing’s corporate offices, the challenge was twofold: create a space that reflects the organization’s brand—engaging, friendly and successful; and incorporate existing furniture into the new plan in fresh ways. As a crucial first step in the process, NBS conducted […]

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Autoneum

Why Environment Matters to a Changing Workforce Recruiting and retaining the best talent has never been more competitive. So what are successful companies doing to attract the brightest minds? Hint: it’s less about free haircuts or onsite acupuncture, and more about purpose and engagement. In planning their new North American headquarters, Autoneum envisioned a place […]

NBS Great Lakes Bay Region Showroom

Creating a Place Where People Do Their Best Work What happens when a growing, forward-looking commercial interiors firm commits to building a new office space for itself? The most innovative ideas are put to the test. Walk through the front doors of the new Great Lakes Bay Region showroom and it radiates creativity, in both […]

Urban Science

The Drive to Innovate By inventing new methodologies to mine data for their automotive clients, Urban Science has become a model for innovative thinking. So it’s no surprise they’d want to meld rigorous thinking about how workplaces work with innovative space planning. Applying those two concepts is at the core of NBS’ expertise. To maximize […]

Michigan Pneumatic Tool

Tooling Up for Growth When Michigan Pneumatic Tool (MPT) decided to create a new corporate headquarters, an important objective was to create a state-of-the-art workspace that properly reflected the company’s dynamic culture. High on their priorities list was a workspace that supports organic collaboration. To accomplish this, we engaged all of our NBS divisions to […]

La-Z-Boy, Corporate Headquarters

A Place That Works for Everyone It’s an age-old office formula. Everyone is assigned a desk and we all plug along while waiting for inspiration to strike. Or we used to. Now La-Z-Boy, along with Steelcase’s Applied Research & Consulting (ARC), has transformed that model with striking results. Their process began with workshops, interviews and […]

Humantech
Office of Tomorrow

An Office Opens Up to New Ideas For more than 35 years, Humantech has counseled some of the world’s leading businesses on the role of ergonomics in workplace performance. As business improvement experts, expectations were understandably high when they turned their focus inward. That’s when the Office of Tomorrow was born. Knowledge sharing has become […]

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Tower 14 HAP Building

Changing Spaces to “Insure” Better Results Workspace design is a powerful, culture-shaping tool. Increasingly, organizations are using it to create real competitive advantages, in part by attracting the best and the brightest. The renovated HAP workplace is designed to do just that. So how do you make a workspace that attracts and engages top talent? […]

Flint and Genesee Chamber of Commerce

Banking on an Interesting Space As old bank buildings go, few have fared better than this one. What once was dated and dowdy has been transformed into bright and buzzy for an organization whose mission is to promote the community and build a strong business environment. The building, as they say, had good bones — […]

La-Z-Boy Pilot Project, Corporate Headquarters

Space Exploration: Discovering Better Ways to Work If there’s one thing La-Z-Boy knows, it’s how to make people comfortable. Now, after decades of creating iconic furniture that is popular around the world, La-Z-Boy turned its attention to its own house, or in this case, its new corporate offices. La-Z-Boy determined a shift in the organization’s […]

NBS Lansing Showroom

Walking the Walk: Workspace Strategies in Action What does space have to do with innovation and productivity? It’s a good question. As organizations look for new ways to compete more effectively, that question is becoming increasingly important. New research points to real estate as a critically important, though often underutilized asset. So what better place […]

Great Lakes Crossing Outlets

Reinventing the Outlet Shopping Experience As popular as outlet shopping has become over the years, the experience was often lacking — until Great Lakes Crossing Outlets (GLCO), a Taubman property, opened its doors. Enclosed, comfortable and on-trend, GLCO offered big-name brands, a massive food court and a state-of-the-art cinema complex that turned traditional value shopping […]

Henry Ford Health System IT Center

Antidote For a Drab Data Center Think data center and it’s easy to imagine rows of server racks and office cubes with engineers working in isolation. They’re more like warehouses than workspaces. Not at Henry Ford Health System (HFHS). As the department responsible for mission-critical applications, their IT group places a premium on communication and […]

Airfoil Public Relations

Speak Easy: How Better Communications Inspires Better Ideas When it was time to update Airfoil’s office to reflect their thriving business in high-tech PR, one priority was to incorporate the latest communication and presentation technology. The goal was to enhance collaboration between colleagues and clients, often in remote locations. And no one knows workplace collaboration […]

Detroit Institute of Arts, Kresge Court

The New Cultural Living Room: A Classic Is Reborn In a city graced by numerous cultural gems, none shines brighter than the Detroit Institute of Arts. With its world-renowned collections, the DIA has long been ranked one of the best in the US. Given its stature, it was a privilege for NBS to be selected […]