Kevin Baltz

Kevin Baltz


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Glass Wall Installations: SIBA Member Offering with Egyptian

By Kevin Baltz on May 23, 2019 2:28:02 PM

Glass Wall Installations

If you are a member of SIBA, you are probably already up to date on the latest trends in commercial space design, but at Egyptian it’s our job to make sure we are talking about the latest trends – all the time. Here is one of them…

Topics: Business Interiors SIBA Architecture & Space Division Problems & Solutions
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Egyptian’s Webinar Recap: “The State of Work: Blur The Edges”

By Kevin Baltz on Apr 9, 2019 2:16:17 PM

Webinar Recap: “The State of Work: Blur The Edges”

On April 3, 2019, Egyptian partnered with Steelcase to deliver a webinar filled with insightful information based on extensive research so that businesses might benefit from our findings. Regardless of industry, the four (4) factors driving change in the workplace cannot be ignored. In the webinar we discussed these factors, how they are changing the workplace, and how companies can adapt to and implement them in their own offices.

Topics: Business Products Design, Install, Project Management
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Webinar: 4 Key Drivers & Disruptors Fueling Changes In The Workplace

By Kevin Baltz on Mar 22, 2019 9:02:14 AM

The State Of Work Webinar: Discover The 4 Key Factors Driving Change In The Workplace

Technology is evolving at a lightning rate, and with each upgrade, the workplace must adapt to keep up. It has come to the point where these trends and advancements can neither be ignored, nor simply implemented into the normal work routine. Businesses must change how they conduct work to remain relevant competitors in the modern work arena.

Topics: Business Interiors Design, Install, Project Management
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The Future Of The Workplace: The Wants And Needs For The Modern Worker

By Kevin Baltz on Jan 2, 2019 9:33:55 AM

The Future Of The Workplace: The Wants And Needs For The Modern Worker

If you read our blog post The Office Of The Future: 2019 Office Interior Trends By Industry, then you are forward thinking and off to a good start! But let’s take things a bit further – after all, 2019 will only last for 365 days and interior design trends will ultimately change. What are the current needs that will influence the future of work and be built upon? Let’s take a look at these transformations…

Topics: Business Interiors Design, Install, Project Management Problems & Solutions
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Increasing Worker Engagement Through a Well Thought Out Space Plan

By Kevin Baltz on Feb 27, 2018 10:52:18 AM

The Challenge

Prairie Farms Dairy, a farmer owned company producing high quality milk products, was relocating and consolidating their corporate headquarters from multiple locations into one by constructing a new building in Edwardsville, IL.  When we approached the client, it was our goal to educate them on space planning approaches and how to allocate space to the different workplace ecosystems: nomadic, resident, resource, meeting, and social.  All of these zones must be well thought out to maximize employee engagement, physical wellbeing, and emotional wellbeing.   After our brief training sessions held at the Steelcase Headquarters in Grand Rapids, MI, the building was already under construction so modifications to the floor plan needed to be made to accommodate this updated approach to space planning.

Topics: Business Interiors Case Studies
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Corporate Headquarters in Edwardsville, IL Improves Bottom Line

By Kevin Baltz on Feb 27, 2018 3:00:18 AM

The Challenge

Midwest Railcar Corporation, a rail car leasing and management company had outgrown their current space and was obtaining permits to construct a new building in Edwardsville, IL.  Midwest Railcar wanted private offices while still maintaining an open concept for their workplace culture.  Private offices along the outside of the building encased in dry wall were going to make the space feel smaller and not share as much natural light into the interior of the building.  Much of the actual day to day work in their office is heavily dependent on computers and integrating that technology into the space was an important aspect to ensure goals were met.  Not all of their work was individual based projects and they needed some meeting space for team projects.  Client wanted to maximize their space from a work flow perspective to fit more people in a smaller footprint while still maintaining privacy, positive attitudes and attracting top talent and clients to their business.

Topics: Business Interiors Case Studies Problems & Solutions
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A Growing Law Firm using Sit to Stand Desks in Edwardsville, IL

By Kevin Baltz on Feb 22, 2018 9:23:00 AM

The Challenge

Flint Law Firm, LLC, a law firm growing from 3 to over 70 employees in the last 10 years located in Glen Carbon, IL, had grown into two separate physical locations miles apart to accommodate their rapid growth.  Their growing pains had led them into an inefficient work process managing clients and attorneys across two locations with duplicate resources in each location.  An efficient "minimalist approach" to their workflow would increase effectiveness and reduce waste.  Combining both offices into one in Edwardsville, IL was the goal and how to fit more people into less square feet while still providing workers with privacy, a comfortable workspace, and a clean modern look to attract clients and top worker talent was our bullet list of needs for the project.   In addition, the furniture needed to be able to meet contractor time tables and work with the construction crew to deliver and install the furniture on time and budget to not delay the rest of the project.

Topics: Case Studies
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Partnering to Evolve the Healthcare Experience

By Kevin Baltz on Oct 28, 2017 11:10:15 AM

The Challenge

A Hospital's main campus is losing market share to changes in population trends moving geographically further away. The experience of healthcare is rapidly evolving and the changes in health insurance are forcing hospitals to improve the patient experience. Patients, families, and payers are all seeking improved safety, outcomes, and satisfaction with their healthcare provider. This Hospital understands that to be competitive a new campus is needed closer to the population with updated amenities.

Topics: Business Interiors Case Studies Design, Install, Project Management
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Updating a Government Facility for Efficiency and Accessibility

By Kevin Baltz on Sep 19, 2017 10:15:30 AM

From Overcrowded to Accessible

The Challenge

A local police department is operating out of an outdated and overcrowded facility leading to an inefficient workflow. Safety is a main concern for the city and their current facility has not been updated in over 50 years. Officers are wasting valuable time because their facility does not support today's technology. Offices originally designed for one person are now utilized by as many as ten times that amount through hoteling and office sharing. The department is looking to consolidate more aspects of its operation such as a forensics lab, dispatch center, sally port, community classroom, and storm safety areas for prisoners, and employees into one state-of-the-art facility to improve time efficiency for its officers and employees and into a more accessible resource for the public it serves.

Topics: Business Interiors Case Studies
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Egyptian’s Insight: Design, Culture & The Pursuit Of Office Happiness

By Kevin Baltz on Feb 6, 2017 4:00:08 AM

The Pursuit Of Office Happiness

At Egyptian Workspace Partners, we have always held that as the place where most adults spend the lion’s share of their days, an office should be a place an employee wants to go to each day. Our interior design services have always been about the benefits the people who are in the office each day will experience, and we are so happy to have hard evidence backing up our long-held philosophy.

Topics: Business Interiors Design, Install, Project Management