A Tour of BDO Australia’s Biophilic Melbourne Office
BDO Australia, a global accounting firm that provides services in audit, assurance and tax, appointed architectural firms Unispace and Schiavello Construction to design their new office in Melbourne, Australia.
“BDO wanted a change from their previous office, which was dark and siloed. Through consultation with BDO’s teams, we uncovered the needs of each department. They had five main objectives for their new office: support a growing business, foster a sense of pride, encourage flexibility, engage its people and clients, and incorporate seamless, efficient technology. We proposed a concept for an open, light-filled space that made the most of the large windows and river view. The new front of house area, with its stone travertine features, creates the best first impression for visitors – with plenty of space for meetings and entertaining. Each department has a mix of open plan workstations, collaboration zones and enclosed rooms. And while the partners work from the same area as their team, we incorporated one focus room for every two partners for private phone calls and conversation. Feedback has been glowing. A flexible workplace that can grow and adapt with the business, this new home provides BDO with exciting opportunities to attract new employees, re-energise their existing workforce and embrace the future,” says Unispace
- Location: Melbourne, Australia
- Date completed: October 2016
- Size: 27,086 square feet
- Design/Architecture: Unispace
- Construction: Schiavello Construction