Office Meeting Spaces
Generic Meeting Space Diagram, MPBW 1967.
In mid 1967, I worked as a research Architect at the Ministry of Public Building and Works. One of my tasks was to develop a design briefing for Central Government Office Meeting Space. The task invoilved an audit of all the available meeting spaces in Central London, plus a critical evaluation of their functionality. From this, I developed a design brief which was used as a template for all future Government meeting spaces. I was assisted on this project by Richard (now Duke) of Gloucester, who was allocated to my unit as a practicum component of his Cambridge training in Architecture. The work involved an analysis of all of the available (and prominent) meeting spaces in the Capital, both private and public and the developmen t of a generic meeting space brief that could be used in a wide variety of contexts.
In addition to the Meeting Space Study, we were also involved in developing a set of briefing specifications for the design of Government office furniture for use in Burolandschaft open-plan offices.
Prototype Office Furbniture for Burolandschaft systems