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The office lobby is one of the most important spaces when it comes to brand and company representation. It is the first impression that an organization can make on a client, employee or potential partner. A lobby informs visitors of brand, values, goals, culture, professionalism and so much more. Lobby design choices, space planning and furniture selection allow you to greatly influence how one feels in the presence of your business. You only have one shot to make a great first impression, so let’s get into a few key elements of creating a great lobby!


We can influence our capacity for focus and productivity with various design elements and habits. Thoughtfully incorporating small tweaks into your workspace brings more focus into your environment. Here are our Top 3 Tips for increasing focus!


The importance of sustainability at the workplace is commonly talked about, but when it comes to actually implementing the necessary steps to creating an eco-friendly office, it’s easy to get overwhelmed! Our team put together a list of practical tips for creating a greener office, some of which you can start implementing today! Remember, it’s never too late to start and every step counts, no matter how small.

Is Your Workplace Summer Ready?

Exposure to nature, whether it be in the form of outdoor spaces or creatively bringing nature elements indoors, is critical for the wellbeing of employees. Moving into the second half of 2021, we are all recognizing the importance of taking “a walk in the park”. If you’ve got an outdoor space that needs furniture, modifications or accessories, now’s the time to invest!

LightHouse for the Blind & Be. Workplace Design:
An Inspiring Collaboration

Be. Workplace Design had the pleasure of working with LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired in furnishing their Sirkin Center in Alameda! This inspiring collaboration is very dear to our hearts; we are filled with gratitude to have been entrusted by such an important organization in co-creating a reliable, modern & upbeat space!

5 Design Elements for a Focused Office

It’s a well-known fact that our environment has a direct impact on our mental clarity. We can influence our capacity for focus and productivity through various design tools. Thoughtfully incorporating certain design elements into your workplace can allow for more focus to flow through the environment. Here are some great ways of keeping focus in the office.

STEM Innovation Center at Carondelet High School

We’re excited to reveal photos from one of our most recent projects–the STEM Innovation Center at Carondelet High School in Concord!

We had the pleasure of collaborating with Ratcliff Architects and the faculty at Carondelet to select and provide furniture for the innovative open & collaborative spaces in the facility. We also provided delivery and installation. Check out the beautiful space!


Working outdoors has countless benefits! It can improve your mood, prevent fatigue and increase productivity overall! Now especially, given our new normal, working outdoors can help keep you and your employees safe (when paired with safe physical distancing practices). We want to share some of our favorite outdoor picks with you! With impeccable quality and sophisticated design this is outdoor furniture for the long haul.

2021 Workplace Design Trends

2020 has undeniably transformed the world of work, paved a new path for workplace design and inspired a unique wave of trends to surface in 2021. Design choices in the new year are unique in that they are an adaptive response to unprecedented circumstances. We’ve done our research & turned to our design experts to gather a list of top industry trends we will likely be seeing in 2021–some of which have already surfaced in a variety of ways.

Happy New Year!

Happy New Years Eve! Together, we have made it through 2020 and are welcoming 2021 with open arms. This year has brought all of us great challenges through which we are able to see valuable lessons and growth. We hope you have a wonderful night surrounded by love, warmth & excitement for the new year! Wishing all of you the very best in 2021. Be. Uplifted. Be. Inspired. Be. Ready. Be. Together. Be. You.

The Evolving Workplace: What We Can Learn from 2020

We can all agree that 2020 has been the year of unpredictability–the workplace world has had to learn to adapt to changing circumstances at a moment’s notice. Whether you have transitioned to working remotely or are now returning to the office and gradually re-occupying, circumstances have been changing rapidly and unpredictably. Without a doubt, there is something to learn from experiencing and adapting to these transitions. We’ve gathered our key lessons and takeaways from 2020 in workplace design and want to share them with you!

Happy Holidays!
Sending our warmest holiday wishes.
Our team wishes you and your families a wonderful holiday season and an uplifting new year! We appreciate your continuous support. May the magic and the wonder of the holiday season inspire you and your loved ones. Be. Safe. Be. Well. Be. Cherished.
Safety Goes Beyond the Body: Designing a workplace that’s safe for the mind.
Given our current circumstances, countless organizations have been integrating tools, products and practices to increase physical safety in the workplace. Adaptive tools such as barrier systems, dividers, panels, floor markers, and others have become a staple for organizations choosing to continue in-office work hours. These solutions are essential as they allow businesses to continue functioning during the pandemic while keeping employees as safe as possible. At Be. we have implemented several of these solutions to ensure the safety of our team members, partners and clients.
Rethinking the Meeting Room: Maintaining Collaboration in Comfort at the Office during the “New Normal”
Employees are now returning to the office but coronavirus is still a lingering threat. How can we best adapt our workspaces without stifling productivity and compromising on comfort & productivity? A combination of adapting our existing spaces and introducing new ones is key to remodelling the modern workplace. Spaces that are particularly concerning are those that are collaborative in nature. The pandemic has created a need for physical distancing, however collaboration within a shared physical space is essential to the productivity of a business and the wellness of its employees.
The Evolution of a Space: How Digital Technologies Transform the Process of Visualization in Space Design
Digital technologies are game-changing tools that fundamentally revolutionize the process of space design. Our Design Department uses advanced technologies such as, REVIT, AutoCAD, Sketchup, InDesign and Photoshop for 3D Visualization to map out every design nuance. It’s a canvas that helps us collectively define your needs, create concepts with 3D Visuals that display the impact of every choice before it becomes a decision. We see the impact of these visual tools on our projects everyday and wanted to give you a glimpse of their effect on our latest project— Richard Avelar & Associates.
Need Outdoor Furniture?
Working outdoors has countless benefits! It can improve your mood, prevent fatigue and increase productivity overall! Now especially, given our new normal, working outdoors can help keep you and your employees safe (when paired with safe physical distancing practices). We love outdoor furniture by Parcel. With impeccable quality and sophisticated design this is outdoor furniture for the long haul.
Returning to the workplace? How to do it right.
Our tips on maintaining a safe and responsible workplace during COVID-19.
Have a plan in place for keeping the distance.
The only way to ensure that social distancing will be maintained at your workplace is to have a well thought out plan in place. Here are some general guidelines to get you started:
Tired of working from your kitchen counter or coffee table?
A home office solution doesn’t have to cost you a lot of time, money or planning. We have quick and easy solutions that will give you the home office you need to stay energized, sharp and productive. Our team can quickly deliver and install (if necessary) these products for your home-office.
Is your workplace safe during COVID-19?
Returning to the office can feel like a complicated and daunting task. Our team will provide you with the right protective tools that fit the needs of your space and your employees.
Commercial quality home office furniture available for everyone.
We are so excited to finally announce the launch of our NEW Online Store—Be. Home Office! This online store is designed to be a stress-free, simple shopping experience for commercial quality home office products. Whether you need a task chair, a desk or an accessory, we’ve got you covered!
5 Tips for Working from Home
1. Find your nook.
If you’re not used to working from home, one of the best ways to get your mind focused is by setting up a specific area of your home and making it your workspace. This nook doesn’t have to take up a lot of space or cost you a lot of money, all you need is an area that tells your brain it’s time to focus. Even if this space is just a desk in the corner of a shared room, try to make it a place that’s exclusively for work. Your workspace should be clutter-free and as quiet as possible. By establishing a clear physical boundary around your workspace you’re setting yourself up for focus and productivity!
A timeless collection to elevate the workplace environment.
The David Edward Collection by Kimball is a collection built on timeless design principals that work to upgrade the workplace to new levels of sophistication. Kimball collaborated with internationally acclaimed designers to create signature products that effortlessly unite form and expression. The aesthetic of the David Edward Collection goes beyond all expectations to deliver well crafted, elegant and beautiful pieces. Below, we’ve featured some of our favorites from this exquisite collection.