Irvine, CA

Creating working environments to promote collaboration

The offices of St. Joseph Health System enabled Petra to focus on enhancing the daily life of the employee. The team envisioned a new landscape of work environment with particular attention toward open settings, extensions of natural light, and opportunities for interaction. The team implemented a variety of working spaces within each department in order to create options; through allowing alternate choices of work environment, employees become more engaged. The glass facades of offices enabled greater transparency throughout the building, creating opportunities for leadership to become more visible and accessible. Finally, the focus on collaboration was completed with the placement of huddle zones, creating spaces for employees to problem-solve, generate and share ideas.