When architects and facility managers search online for office walls, non-unitized architectural walls, or demountable glass walls the first thing they want to see are pictures. Specifically, images of offices with beautiful moveable glass walls that give the appearance of being permanent. Our architectural wall system images pages are some of the most viewed on our entire website. So when our dealers send us finished project photos we have a chance to update our website and show prospective moveable wall customers examples that resemble their remodeling and construction plans. From higher education classrooms, offices, conference rooms, public spaces and reception areas our architectural wall systems are shown in their environment.
Recently, Bobbie Glessner, Business Developer for TransAmerican Office Furniture Inc. (a NxtWall dealer in Philadelphia) sent us images of an office suite where NxtWall glass office walls were used in the design. Bobbie shared her thoughts on the value of flexible interior design solutions and why NxtWall field-fit, non-unitized architectural walls work so well in the ever-changing office scape.
TransAmerican has been a NxtWall dealer for approximately five years. During that time, Bobbie has seen an increase in the amount of demountable walls that are being installed. Bobbie attributes the increased popularity to the flexibility of architectural wall systems, especially NxtWall non-unitized architectural walls. Demountable walls are adaptable to the inevitable and constant changes in company facilities. NxtWall’s field-fit, non-unitized architectural walls allow for instant adjustments during installation. If there is a slight measurement adjustment needed, installers can work it into the layout instantly. There is no need to put the project on hold while waiting for new glass walls to be delivered or other components to be shipped to the work site.
The flexibility of architectural walls was the main reason Bobbie and her team recommended them for Ashfield Healthcare. TransAmerican Office Furniture handled the design for the Ashfield Healthcare’s suite of offices. Each pharmaceutical team works on individual projects which require separation and privacy from the other teams. Sectioning off teams in long banks of workstations or cubicles would not provide the privacy essential to the sensitive nature of the work. Along with designing space with suitable privacy, the changing nature of the pharmaceutical industry with its sudden demise of contracts, relocation and transitional team members eliminated any consideration for traditional gypsum wall construction. The need for flexibility was key to meeting the customer’s current and future needs.
NxtWall non-unitized architectural walls were the most flexible and cost effective solution. When teams are eliminated or team sizes change, NxtWall’s architectural wall systems can be taken down and reconfigured. Full height glass office walls can provide the privacy desired and the component based wall system allows the entire office to be reconfigured with the inevitable changes that will come.
When Ashfield Meetings and Events chose their new location, TransAmerican was called in again to create an attractive and welcoming space at an affordable cost. NxtWall glass walls were intentionally selected for the conference / ingenuity / brainstorming room. The room was to be used for sharing creative solutions, unique ideas and encouraging new thought. Ashfield wanted the energy of the discussions in the room to be transparent to outside viewers. The energy from the lively discussion would be conveyed to people who were seated on the benching throughout the venue. The pops of color in the photos add to the creative energy throughout the space. The coordinated film on the glass walls and doors add an artistic touch. The applied film is also part of the Ashfield brand and is used in the interior spaces of all the company locations.
The team at TransAmerican are the interior designers for the majority of their client spaces. When architectural walls are specified in customer facilities, TransAmerican often recommends NxtWall glass walls. When the design calls for it, Bobbie specifies walls with laminate at the base and with glass on top from the NxtWall Flex Series product line. Although floor-to-ceiling glass walls are very popular in office spaces, a mix of laminate, metal or fabric with glass as half walls or clerestory elements are also popular choices.
When asked what she feels is the best feature of the NxtWall non-unitized architectural wall system, Bobbie stated without hesitation, “It is their flexibility. The ability to re-size them on the spot and the options for pivot or slider doors.” When speaking with customers after their projects are complete, they express their appreciation of the flexibility the demountable walls offer, as well as the savings that their reconfigured layouts often realize. The contemporary, clean, aesthetic of the architectural wall panels is also a great selling point. Achieving the upscale look at such an affordable price point seals the deal.
Do you have a finished space utilizing NxtWall architectural walls? Please send us photos, or post them to our social media pages for all to see!