What We Do
One team, all of the details.
EdgeQuarters provides the perfect design, procurement, and installation solution for quickly-growing companies.
We have designed and sourced furniture for millions of square feet of office space throughout the country over the last nine years. The ancillary furniture, wallpaper, etc. that we procure is largely sourced from the residential design world. We use dozens of different vendors, which allows us to create unique, layered, non-corporate spaces for our clients.
The EQ team will work with you to help design a space that your employees will love to work in. No need to staff an entire internal real estate department—EQ handles the entire process from start to finish. All you have to do is move in!
Creating beautiful office spaces of 5000+ square feet starting at $25/square foot.
EQ has relationships with all dealers and major brands throughout the U.S.
Those relationships enable us to get the best combination of products for the customer (sometimes that means, for example, a chair from Herman Miller and a desk from Three H) at the best possible prices. Additionally, by sourcing most of the ancillary furniture from residential vendors, we are able to contain costs and to retain the ability to design much more interesting and varied workspaces.
Our first meeting begins with us asking a lot of questions about your company, culture, colors, and branding. We also make careful notes about your needs and wishes, like seating positions and teams, space and building requirements, timeline, and of course budget. Lastly we listen attentively to gather any design thoughts you might have for your space. By the end of our initial meeting, we have our foundation for building a design concept.
At this stage, we will present you with a 2–5-page concept presentation that gives you a strong sense of what your space will look and feel like. These pages include abstract images as well as furniture, art, and accessories we may want to use in the final design. The concept or “look and feel” determines the direction, so it’s important to kn ow that we are on the same page before diving into the specifics.
Once the concept is finalized, we move into the heart of the design process, where we focus on detailed design development. This includes floor plans, elevations, renderings, and FFF&E selections (furniture, fabric finishes & equipment). This is also when we begin the project’s spreadsheet. This phase can take several months to complete for a final approval and sign-off from the client.
The procurement phase, which includes ordering and receiving. In commercial design, ordering usually requires POs (purchase orders) to be sent before acquiring a quote, which then needs to be thoroughly checked for final approval before a wire transfer is submitted. During this phase, we also work closely with the warehouse and get receivers as items come in and are checked off the list.
Simultaneously, the shell of the space and all hard finishes, such as millwork, wall coverings, painting, flooring, and lighting are being installed. Weekly construction meetings begin, as well. This is the longest phase with the most moving parts, so it’s essential that we be highly-organized and communicative with all parties involved.
Once everything has been ordered and received, we are ready for installation. Most of the time, wired furniture is installed first because of the technicality of the power whips. Next we schedule ancillary furniture to arrive, and this of course is the thrilling part as it’s when lounge spaces, break rooms, and reception areas really start to show all the hard work coming together. This is also when “the magic happens” as we often “go rogue” on our own designs and begin changing things based on how they look in the space.
Accessorizing happens at final installation and comprises Phase Six. We have it as its own phase because of the time and energy we put into selecting each accessory, plant, piece of artwork, and pillow fabric. Accessories and art tie everything together and give the space that “wow” factor.
Followup. Following up is also worth its own phase because a project is never complete at installation. Inevitably there are items trickling in or parts of the design that need more attention. We are a design firm, and we pride ourselves on truly seeing a project through to the end.
Office Space Layout
The layout of your workspaces not only reflects your company’s culture, it informs it.
As in any interior design endeavor, the choices you make at the outset will determine the way the space is most likely to be utilized in the future. Do you want your staff to be more collaborative? Do more independent functions require greater levels of privacy? Who needs to communicate with whom on a regular basis? What are the unique needs each staff level has, in terms of physical environment?
Design, in its broadest sense, is the enabler… Design means being good, not just looking good. — Clement Mok
At EdgeQuarters, we realize that office space layout is much more than CAD drawings, statutory requirements, and accommodation standards; it’s about interaction, access, and flow. Ideally, the layout of your firm’s workspace is a tangible reflection of your unique mission and process. And we have both the knowledge and the experience to help you get it right.
I never design a building before I’ve seen the site and met the people who will be using it. — Frank Lloyd Wright
It is this same, organic approach to design that EdgeQuarters has adopted as our own. Let us assist you by applying our expertise to your next project. The result will be less stress for you, and a more productive, happier, and more fluid workplace for your staff.
What is “aesthetic conceptualization?” In short, it’s the process of imagining what your workspace will look like, and how it will feel. It’s the place where function and form meet art.
Again, rather than “reinventing the wheel,” we’ll refer to those who preceded us in defining the design process:
Design is an expression of the purpose, and it may (if it is good enough) later be judged as art. — Charles Eames
Once the traffic flow, communication patterns, and space requirements have all been accounted for, we still need to make things look right. What colors, patterns, and textures further the desired workplace ambience? How can we use these elements both to reflect and perpetuate the culture that makes your company distinctive, and makes it work?
Procurement and Purchasing
With EdgeQuarters you can continue to focus on your business and trust us to handle every last detail of your new space.
Order all items you have selected.
We pay every vendor directly and you just get one invoice to pay, ours! Instead of managing orders with dozens of different companies, you only need to deal with one.
Get you the best pricing.
Because of the volume of business we do, we have access to incredible pricing on everything from workstations to sofas, fabrics to lighting.
Stay on top of deliveries.
Delivery schedules can overwhelm even those who are supremely prepared and organized. EQ will make sure that every vendor has all the information necessary to make that process goes as smoothly as possible: COIs, addresses, contact phone numbers, best times for deliveries, elevator/stair requirements, etc.
Manage all order-related issues.
Trust us, most office managers are not used to dealing with so many retail orders at one time, on top of all of their other responsibilities. We handle every back order, return, and exchange that arises.