Design Firm Publishes White Paper on the Emerging Workplace

RESTON, VA – Interior design firm Accents by Design recently announced the publication of a white paper, Multi-Generational Design: A Space Plan for the Emerging Workplace.

Written by Jacqui Higgins, Accents by Design's founding principal, the paper examines the demographic shifts underway in today's evolving workforce and the ways that the evolving workforce impacts human resource management and business strategy as well as workspace design.

"The pending retirement of baby boomers, the aging population, and the recruitment of top talent from a younger pool have been identified by the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) as the most dramatic demographic and social trends impacting business today," says Higgins.

"Accents by Design's white paper explores how businesses can expand their view of office design and consider it more from the perspective of being a business solution that encourages the transference of knowledge from traditionalists and baby boomers to the younger generations as well as attracts and retains valued employees," she adds.

The white paper is available on Accents by Design's Web site:

About Accents by Design
Headquartered in Reston, VA, Accents by Design creates working environments that meet the needs of today's multi-generational workforce, ever-evolving corporate work styles, enhanced competition, and the expectation of environmental stewardship. A multidisciplinary design firm, Accents by Design manages the diverse aspects of commercial interior design—from space planning, design concept, project management, and furniture and finishes selection and procurement, to LEED consulting—combining validated expertise with an intimate knowledge of the corporate world. Call (703) 438-8915, or view samples of the firm’s work at