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Mancini Duffy Designs an Unbeatable Headquarters in Stamford, Connecticut

Mancini•Duffy's design for NBC Sports Group's Headquarters is the first home outside Manhattan in its 60-year history. The transformation encompassed two buildings: a two-story administration building that was completely renovated into 60,000 square feet of executive office space, and the former Clairol factory that was converted into a broadcast center housing six on air studios, a technical core that includes 6 control rooms, 50 graphics suites, over 50 edit rooms and over 1,000 miles of broadcast cabling, and office support space for over 300 producers.

To learn more about the transformation, view the article spread here or online. Courtesy of Interior Design.

Survey Also Points to Generational Differences in Where Employees Work Within the Office 

Mancini•Duffy, a leading architectural and interiors firm, has released preliminary findings from The Coordinate, its survey on workplace trends. The most recent survey indicates that less than one-quarter of the work performed in a single day requires a face-to-face interaction. With the rise of technology, much of the workday – even the most productive morning hours – is spent corresponding via email or conference call.

“Employees want flexibility and choice,” said Fran Ferrone, Mancini•Duffy’s Director of Workplace Innovation. “The survey results show that being able to work at times that are most productive for workers and being able to have a choice of places to work is not a case of either/or, but of both/and.”

Additional findings highlight:
  • Gen X and Y’s biggest dissatisfaction is “lack of stimulating atmosphere.
  • While concentration is a problem for all, it is less so for Boomers and Traditionalists who occupy the majority of private offices.
  • Despite the trend toward collaboration, all generations say “information overheard” is over-performing. 
These findings are the second in a series of surveys being conducted by Mancini•Duffy this year to test the hypothesis of “the dissolution of the traditional workweek.” The next survey,  addressing “sources of inspiration and motivation,” will round out the series. Complete results (and their implications) will be published in early 2015. To participate in the Coordinate survey, visit: Contact for additional information or questions about The Coordinate.