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There’s nothing like a fresh start for the New Year and at Amicus we are excited to share our new brand with you. Together with you, our clients and partners, Amicus has been delivering innovative workspaces for 12 years. We pride ourselves on being the one solution our clients can rely on to define, design and deliver an inspiring new workspace or laboratory.

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Amicus has gone global

The United Workplace Is A Network Of Likeminded Businesses, Sharing A Passion For The Workplace. Inspiring Design, Innovation And A Culture Of Collaboration Underpins Everything We Do.  All Members Share Common Ethics, Values And Goals, Bringing With Us A Global Wealth Of Knowledge And Experience In Office Fitouts. The Fundamental Goal Of The United Workplace Is To Provide Our Clients With Consistent Service And Local Insight On A Global Scale - To Fulfil Your Workplace Design, Fitout Or ...

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Prep your people for a happy return in 2018

At Amicus our mission is to improve the lives of as many workers globally as we can. We were also #13 on the Great Place to Work list 2016 and 2017 Australian Business Awards Winners for Employer of Choice. So, hot off the press from the Amicus Employee Experience team, we thought we would share 10 ideas to improve Employees Experience in 2018.

Workspace Design & Construction: integrated vs separate

I have been designing and constructing workplaces since the early 90's, at a time when a D&C model was unfashionable, workplace design usually consisted of lots of offices and meeting rooms, open plan was nearly non-existent and the Architect reigned supreme! The changes that have occurred over the last 20-odd years are significant. The Design & Construct model is now popular for fit outs under about 3000m2, traditional workplace design moved to open plan, then hot desking was the go and now ...

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Own your throne: don’t ignore the humble office chair

We sit a lot. For most people - especially those who work in offices - most of our waking hours are spent seated. People say that because we spend a third of our lives asleep, we should be doing so on a good mattress suited for our body type. But we spend a lot more time sitting, and probably a lot less time thinking about our chairs than we ought to.

First impressions count as well as convenience, what your lobby needs...

  You have one shot at a first impression: here's why you can’t ignore your lobby

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Work like it’s 2025 in the office of the future

Before their relocation in 2013, Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) had close to 6500 employees in Sydney spread across 13 buildings in the city. Hardly a fact that supported the bank’s need to be more collaborative across all lines of business. CBA’s relocation in 2013 to a custom-built campus-style workplace in Darling Quarter was Australia’s largest-ever corporate office relocation. But CBA weren’t just changing where they worked. Implementing Activity Based Working (ABW), CBA were ...

Creating better work habits

Let’s be Creatures of better habits Amicus have long been promoters of the benefits and positive effects of moving to a more flexible way of working, but don’t just trust us, but you can trust science! According to Dr Connie Henson, Principal of Learning Quest and co-author of BrainWise Leadership: Practical neuroscience to survive and thrive at work, change in the first place is not always straightforward.  From a brain science perspective, there are several reasons why we are ‘creatures of ...

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Modern Interior Office Design Is About Innovation and Easy Style

Today offices have literally “broken up” the traditional office model. The days when places of work was characteristically cubicle with staff enclosed in banal white walls and white fluorescent lights, has had its day. Graphical wallpapers have replaced crisp white walls. Modern interior design for offices has changed dramatically. Ergonomic appeal is the call of the day. Thanks to large successful corporations who fashioned their offices on the premise that “creative work environments energize ...

Law Office Design Trends

Not long ago, lawyers used to work in isolated, cluttered and hard-wired offices. However, the things have changed and a new generation of attorneys has started to look for more flexible office settings that offer the latest advancements in aesthetics, ergonomics and technology. Recent law office design trends allow these professionals to redesign their old, spacious offices to function as multipurpose rooms that offer impressive technological capabilities.

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