FIA OPENS NEW OFFICE SPACE IN WINDSOR

Infinity Group is proud to announce the completion of work at Fiduciary Investment Advisors’ expanded office space in Windsor, CT. The new workspace, located on second floor of 100 Northfield Drive, provides a stylish ultramodern home for 17 employees and serve as a catalyst for streamlined efficiency.

Encompassing numerous tailor-made solutions, this new space will also provide for more flexibility and versatility. Sit-stand desks in two shared workspaces and several private offices will help foster more communication and adaptability among FIA’s creative staff.

 

Likewise, FIA’s design offers state-of-the-art collaboration zones, including a beautiful café / kitchen space with sliding doors that can double as a town hall meeting area. New colorful furniture on the patio allows employees to take a breath a fresh air and take inspiration from the scenic view.

“From the very beginning until the end, Infinity has been responsive, informative and comforting,” said Maureen Cooper, Managing Partner and Chief Operating Officer at FIA. “They have been a fantastic group to work with every step of the way.”

“Infinity worked with us on two previous expansion projects and we were pleased with their professionalism and customer service,” Cooper said. “When it came time once again to review expansion options, Infinity worked closely with us to come up with the best solution. The process took several months, discussions and drawings. They listened, they added perspective and helped us reach a conclusion.”

Typically, under the traditional construction model, companies like FIA need to sign different contracts with both a design firm and a construction firm. This means managers must constantly deal with both parties and relay information between the two.

Infinity Group’s system of design-led construction, however, means that Infinity is a single point of accountability, as well as a partner, through all phases of the project’s completion. By simplifying the process, Infinity Group was able to work with FIA to understand, define and deliver on vision, timeline and budget.

FIA is an independent, employee-owned, investment consulting firm that works with fiduciary clients, including retirement plan sponsors, institutions, non-profit organizations and private clients. They provide customized investment advisory services to assist their clients in achieving investment objectives while fulfilling their fiduciary obligations.

Infinity Group is Connecticut’s premier design solutions provider. Over the past decade, Infinity Group has worked with businesses in various industries to solve office a diverse array of office problems. Infinity has transformed workspaces from Storrs to Stamford, providing tailor-made solutions to every client’s unique needs.

For more information, please contact Infinity Group Marketing Director Steven Durel via 860–726–9384 or marketing@infinitygroupus.com

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Spacing out: How having the right design can make an office look less cramped

The office design plan can have a profound effect on a person’s productivity. It might not be obvious but tight spaces can make people feel more distracted especially when the room is full of different things that can keep them away from the task at hand. What most firms don’t know is that there are lots of things that can be done to turn cramped spaces into places that are favorable for productivity.

Designing an office space has to be carefully planned. Rushing into renovations may not be advantageous as it might lead to more repairs in the future. To make sure that the process will be fruitful and helpful to those who are working in the office space, there are crucial details that need to be considered.

First, one must consider the office layout that best suits their company culture. For an interactive office, perhaps an open workspace might be beneficial. Instead of using traditional cubicles for each person’s workspace, perhaps creating spaces that will allow people to focus on their own tasks without being too secluded can be a better option. Using wide desks that people can share can be a space saver while also encouraging co-workers to have a sense of community in the office. However, for stricter workspaces such as medical offices, it is important to keep the place clean and organized. Instead of having a spread-out layout, they can choose to utilize one part of the office where the bulk of the tasks can be done to accommodate the machineries and even their clients.

Next, attention must be paid to the interior pieces. When it comes to furniture, companies must have them in the highest quality especially for the areas shared with clients. Lobby design and waiting room design must always prioritize the comfort of the visitors. Making these places reflect the company culture will create a good impression among the guests. When it comes to the work areas, these places can have a mix of fun and functionality. For many employees, being in one place for hours on end might not help them accomplish their tasks better. By adding comfy furniture and even corners where they can relax, employees will be able to recharge for a bit.

Lastly, lighting should also be taken into consideration when it comes to office design. Using natural and artificial light will help employees focus. It can also make the office look more bright, energetic, and spacious. Darker rooms create an isolating impression and might cause more stress. Though it’s not always noticed, the right lighting can make people feel productive and settled in the office. It also brings out the nicest features of the place.

For businesses that are thinking about renovating their office, Infinity Groupis the name they can trust. With their sole point of contact system, clients don’t have to be burdened with the task of mobilizing a team of professionals to bring their vision for their office to life. Office redesign doesn’t need to be a stressful endeavor. With the right team and a well-thought-out plan, the whole project will be success.

VIRTUSA’S REDESIGNED WINDSOR, CT OFFICE FACILITATES COMMUNICATION, COLLABORATION

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Infinity Group is pleased to unveil Virtusa’s newly-designed office at 100 Northfield Drive in Windsor, CT.

Over recent months, the 6,900 square-foot office space was re-envisioned by Infinity Group’s experienced team of design experts and project consultants. The end result is an inspirational, branded space with new finishes and furniture.

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Virtusa’s new design offers state-of-the-art collaboration zones, including a beautiful café / kitchen space that can double as a town hall meeting area.

New colorful furniture on the patio allows employees to take a breath a fresh air and take inspiration from the scenic view.

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The work area is now able to fit more employees while also allowing the team greater comfort and better opportunities to communicate. Frosted glass dry-erase boards give employees the option to visualize and share ideas in an instant. At the same time, the use of bright colors and integration of sit-stand desks provide inspiration and adaptability.

Each of these solutions was achieved via collaboration and communication between Infinity Group and Virtusa.

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Typically, under the traditional construction model, companies like Virtusa need to sign different contracts with both a design firm and a construction firm.  This means managers must constantly deal with both parties and relay information between the two.

Infinity Group’s system of design-led construction, however, means that Infinity is a single point of contact, and a partner, through all phases of the project’s completion. By simplifying the process, Infinity Group was able to work with Virtusa to understand, define and deliver on vision, timeline and budget.

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“This was an exciting project from start to finish,” said Steven Durel, Marketing Director at Infinity Group. “Infinity had previously worked with Virtusa to re-envision the lobby at this location. Having the opportunity to redesign the entire office was truly an honor. We look forward to working with Virtusa again in the future.”

Virtusa Corporation (NASDAQ: VRTU) is a global information technology (IT) services company providing IT consulting, technology and outsourcing services. Founded in 1996 and headquartered in Massachusetts, Virtusa has offices and technology centers throughout the United States, Europe and Asia.

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Infinity Group is Connecticut’s premier design solutions provider, and is currently providing free design consultations to businesses in the greater Connecticut area.

For more information, please contact Infinity Group Marketing Director Steven Durel via 860–726–9384 or marketing@infinitygroupus.com

CME Associates headquarters is designed for new talent

CME Associates recently relocated to Storrs Center near the University of Connecticut’s Main Campus. CME’s CEO, Brad Cheney, describes how the new facility is perfectly suited for tomorrow’s engineers.

For more information on this project and Connecticut’s premier design solutions provider, Infinity Group, visit: http://infinitygroupus.com

 

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I’m Brad Cheney I’m the CEO and president of CME associate. CME is an engineering architecture firm. we we do engineering environmental science and architectural design.

We wanted to relocate our headquarters office to stores because of the adjacent seated University of Connecticut and the research opportunities and the opportunity to meet talents before graduate and get to know people and get them to join our firm as they’re leaving the engineering school or the environmental sciences school. We were driving through this neighborhood in the south end of campus and realized that there was one vacant spot left didn’t this new commercial development that was big enough for our headquarters. If you go to a commercial broker in apps for class a office space in stores or Mansfield Connecticut they’ll basically look at you oddly and tell you that there is no such thing and the reality of it is in Eastern Connecticut. There’s very very little class a office space and what we ended up having to do was take retail space and up fitted her around you. While we’re designers by trade were not designers of office space by trade and what we did not want to do was develop space that was like everybody else’s face.

The purpose of being here just adjacent to the Yukon campus is not to have a whole bunch of people sitting behind closed doors in individual offices it’s to get some interaction between our folks and the university and start getting students to come in and work for us as intern summer employment and to really allow us to find the talent we need to continue to grow.What infinity did from a project management standpoint which was a very organized very disciplined approach of meetings and communication on a rigid schedule so we always what was going on we always had very easy access to a list of items that were waiting for our action and as soon as we responded it was obvious to us whose responsibility it was to take that information to do something with it so things didn’t get lost in the process and we always knew where we were. It was a unique combination of finding the design expertise. I’m going to as you look around our office you’ll see colors that aren’t normally associated with engineers so getting the design and the construction management expertise all in one spot. I think it brings better ideas to the table because everybody’s trusting each other and when somebody has a design idea your construction folks are there to understand kind of what the cost ramifications are or the schedule ramifications of making those kinds of choices and when a question needs to be answered you’re not trying to bring multiple entities together in a telephone call. They’re all part of the same organization. They were very very interested in understanding what we’re trying to accomplish and they weren’t interested in imposing their design ideas they certainly had a lot of ideas and Jessica was very very easy to work with but once once she get a feel for what we were trying to do her focus very clearly was to keep us on on that idea on track and to make choices that kept complimenting that idea in building on it she understood the program very very quickly and kept us on track this space is very convenient it gives people a place to interact informally the work spaces were intentionally designed very compact and very open from one person’s work place to another the informal communications that happen simply because nobody’s behind closed door nobody’s around the corner and you can’t see them it makes for better internal communications. It also makes the space more cost effective because you can put a lot more people in a smaller space this is about sixty percent of the size of the office space we left and there’s more room here we’ve been in this space for approximately two week every day or two student walks in looking for work just the exposure has resulted in a higher profile for us incredibly organized they said what they were going to do and they did it you ended up with a space that I think really will be a good investment when we found something that wasn’t quite right there was never any response other than to define what the issue was define what the solution was and get it taken care of.