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How Amenity Clusters Create Community

Placing a fitness center, cafe and outdoor workspace in close proximity to one another isn’t an arbitrary decision This placement is guided by a fundamental design principle that prioritizes community building in the workplace.

“We decide amenity locations based on enhancing the workplace experience, using customer feedback and empirical data,” says Irvine Company’s John Koga, Vice President Planning & Design. “Our goal is to be democratic in the placement of amenities and ensure they are accessible for everyone in the workplace. Convenience and flexibility are paramount.”

The resulting amenity clusters, whether condensed into a single floor in a Chicago high rise or democratically distributed across a California campus, bring together people who ordinarily wouldn’t interact. This builds a stronger workplace community and creates opportunities for unexpected connections–sparking innovation, creativity and growth.

“Organically drawing people together is the secret sauce for a vibrant workplace community.”

John Koga

Market Place Center

Irvine, California
Distributed amenity clusters combine outdoor workspace with opportunities for dining, fitness and everyday conveniences, like care detailing.

UCI Research Park

Irvine, California
Wifi-powered workstations, BBQs and fire pits create central gathering points among UCI Research Park's 160,000 square feet of outdoor amenity space.

71 South Wacker

Chicago, Illinois
To best serve the population of a vertical workplace, amenities including a cafe and fitness center are located on the second floor, awash in natural light.

Santa Clara Square

Santa Clara, California
Each side of this campus is served by an amenity-rich hub spanning fitness, dining, conferencing and outdoor workspace.

Irvine Company Office

As a long-term owner who continuously reinvests in its properties and services, Irvine Company has evolved traditional offices into something much more: vibrant workplace communities where collaboration is encouraged and creativity is enabled to elevate business success. The company serves more than 3,000 customers in 50 million square feet of premier workplace communities in Orange County, Los Angeles, Silicon Valley and San Diego, as well as iconic trophy towers in Chicago and New York. Timeless design and quality craftsmanship are paired with Irvine Company’s permanent time horizon, customer-centric brand and pride of ownership.

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