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Cocre8-ers In Action: 1st Phorm

Cocre8-ers In Action: 1st Phorm Explosive growth meant the 1st Phorm headquarters was bursting at the seams and they needed to expand —a challenge that called for seamlessly blending familiarity with collaborative spaces. 1st Phorm worked with Cocre8 to redefine the workspace experience. “It’s not easy to make our vision as a company come to life, and Cocre8 did it with ease.” ​ Drawing inspiration from their original headquarters, the new building keeps the iconic 1st Phorm branding. Sleek lines, bold typography, and a color palette synonymous with vitality—these elements

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Cocre8-ers In Action:  White Flag Church

Cocre8-ers In Action: White Flag Church When asked about White Flag’s vision and requirements for the space, Executive Director Brian Gardner said: We wanted a space that would first and foremost honor God. Beyond that, we wanted it to be a timeless building that our members would be proud of and would be a perfect venue for the Good News to be shared for generations to come – long after any of us who built it or paid for it are alive! To help fulfill this vision, Brian and the

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Fortune: Work From Home Rates Dropping, Some Employees Loath To Return To Office

Fortune: Work From Home Rates Dropping, Some Employees Loath To Return To Office Remote employees have been blamed for dwindling profits and costing cities billions, and nearly three out of four organizations see “Returning to the Office” as the topic most likely to drive conflict in boardrooms per a recent Fortune Magazine article. The push by employers to get American workers back into the office appears to be working, according to Census Bureau pulse surveys.  Rates of remote work have declined to a pandemic-era low of 26%.  Some companies, like

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Returning to the Workplace: One CEO on a Right and Wrong Way

Returning to the Workplace: One CEO on a Right and Wrong Way “There’s real energy that transfers when you’re together.” https://vimeo.com/823500212 A CEO who specializes in making workplaces work to best suit companies, employees, and the form and function of teams speaks on whether or not he think the modern person will be working in a shared company workspace soon or in the future. Click above to see the video. The short version? Humans have a desire to be together and form bonds, and within the right construct and circumstances

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Breathe Life Into the Workplace with Biophilia

Amazon’s downtown Seattle campus features three glass domes filled with more than 400,000 plants from 30 different companies. At Apple’s Silicon Valley headquarters, Steve Jobs insisted on a tree covered campus, planting more than 9,000 trees.   While most business owners can’t afford to install a tropical forest indoors or plant an orchard onsite, taking a few steps to incorporate “biophilic design” means employees and leaders can immediately reap measurable wellness AND business benefits.  What is Biophilic Design?  Simply put, it means bringing the outdoors inside. Biophilic design strives to

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Create The Right Workspace for Each Personality: Collaborative Office Design 

Create The Right Workspace for Each Personality: Collaborative Office Design Maximize Employee Productivity, Satisfaction, and Retention There’s a reason that workplace comedies like the Office are so popular. Viewers can relate to the setting and the many personalities represented in one place. There’s determined Liz Lemen from 30 Rock, know-it-all Dwight from the Office and grumpy Ron Swanson from Parks and Recreation.   While these personalities may be exaggerated for comedic effect, there is some truth behind them. In every office you can find different personality types who each approach their

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Cocre8-ers In Action:  USA Mortgage 

Cocre8-ers In Action: USA Mortgage USA Mortgage is an employee-owned mortgage bank based in St. Louis, recognized as a top place to work by local and national media including the St. Louis Business Journal and National Mortgage News. Every employee at USA Mortgage has an ownership stake in the company, so every employee has a vested interest in the company’s growth and success. Reflecting that commitment in the look and feel of a new workspace seemed overwhelming and daunting, so leadership turned to Nathan Maurer and his team at COCRE8

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Three Ways An Air Purifier Makes For Happy Employees And A Productive Office

Three Ways An Air Purifier Makes For Happy Employees And A Productive Office Building employee confidence in your commitment to providing a clean, safe work environment is an important part of returning to the office. One simple, affordable way to assure your employees that you are making every effort to support a healthy work environment is installing an air purifier.  Inexpensive Way to Improve Air Quality  We know we need to wash our hands and clean surfaces but we often overlook the importance of cleaning the air we breathe. An

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Helping A New Business Owner Achieve Her Dream

A talented nurse practitioner wanted to fulfill the dream of owning her own practice. She imagined a striking and glamorous space that reflected the quality and class of her business and clientele. And yet: the space was set up as a Charles Schwab financial office. Racquel needed to completely rethink the flow, the look, the function, even to tear down and put up new walls. Together we partnered with several top designers and providers for the right look and form and feel. We measured the space, created digital renderings, and

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Top US Furniture ManufacturerBuilds Case Study Spotlighting COCRE8 Project

Top US Furniture Manufacturer Builds Case Study Spotlighting Cocre8 Project The Cocre8 Team is honored that one of our top American furniture providers, OFS, chose to highlight a recent design and furnishing project at the 1st Phorm Headquarters. “When we started working with 1st Phorm leadership, their vision, passion, and commitment to create a world-class headquarters inspired us.  We knew this was a special opportunity to breathe their brand essence into the look and feel – and to create a working environment that sparks excellence.  OFS has been a strong

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