OFFICE CONNECTIONS *
Town and Country: Workgroup needs
If two parts of an office are too far apart, people will not move between them as often as they need to; and if they are more than one floor apart, there will be almost no communication between the two.
To establish distances between departments, calculate the number of trips per day made between each two departments; get the "nuisance distance" from the graph above; then make sure that the physical distance between the two departments is less than the nuisance distance. Reckon one flight of stairs as about 100 feet, and two flights of stairs as about 300 feet.
Select High Order Pattern and
41 WORK COMMUNITY **
80 SELF-GOVERNING WORKSHOPS AND OFFICES **
81 SMALL SERVICES WITHOUT RED TAPE *
Select Low Order Pattern and
21 FOUR-STORY LIMIT **
95 BUILDING COMPLEX **
100 PEDESTRIAN STREET **
101 BUILDING THOROUGHFARE
102 FAMILY OF ENTRANCES *
158 OPEN STAIRS *