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Maria Vila

Maria Vila

New York, NY, US

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The Underground Office: changing perceptions & increasing employee satisfaction

Masters of Fine Arts design thesis.

This project addresses office workers' negative opinions of working in underground office environments, and especially their need for views and contact with nature.  This project acknowledges that irt is often not possible to have traditional windows in underground environments, and builds on the notion that further understanding is needed to determine the viability of various types of views and nature contact that are feasible for underground working environments.  These findings support the creation of an example underground working environment that attends to the workers' health and well-being in the absence of above ground windows.

 
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Status: School Project
Location: Houston, TX, US
My Role: Designer

 
Hallway Greenwall
Hallway Greenwall
Reception Area with Gallery of Plants
Reception Area with Gallery of Plants
Collaboration Pod and Column Design
Collaboration Pod and Column Design
Meeting Room and Collaboration Pod
Meeting Room and Collaboration Pod
Workstations
Workstations
Private Silo, Meeting Room, and Column Design
Private Silo, Meeting Room, and Column Design
Break room Perspective
Break room Perspective

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