Design for Innovation
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If your walls could talk, what would they say about your organization? About your values? About your brand? More importantly, how do they affect the people who work and learn inside them? Do they enhance retention and productivity or hinder it? Do they facilitate new ways of working and thinking? Do they increase revenues and effectiveness or are they merely assets on a balance sheet?

At WSA Studio, these are just a few of the questions that inform the design of innovation and collaboration spaces that drive engagement and growth. We collaborate with our clients to become their Partners in Productivity, because we understand that motivating and retaining the best talent is the single greatest challenge confronting employers and educators. We’ve infused Human Resource (HR) expertise into our practice to create an entirely new approach to design.

Work and education are being disrupted by emerging professionals who demand that work feel less like work, and more a place to pursue passions. We explore solutions that motivate this new generation to maximize their potential. The reign of “starchitects” imposing their will upon clients has reached the point of diminishing return, so we’ve curated a team of highly collaborative specialists who partner with cross functional client teams to bring vision, culture, and process to life.

Over the preceding 50 years, we’ve partnered with leading corporations and educators throughout the Midwest to harness the potential of place and empower those working and learning inside. We challenge conventional thinking with provocative ideas which advance both top and bottom lines. We’re sharp and driven, but we are also humble, because we understand our clients know more about their organizations than we ever will.

Co-creation fuels our design process. And while we’re proud of our award-winning designs, it’s our client’s enhanced productivity, engagement and profits that are the true measure our success.

WSA Studio believes ENVIRONMENTS THAT WORK maximize human performance and happiness.

SPURRING INNOVATION

SPURRING INNOVATION

INGREDIENT 7: LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION

INGREDIENT 7: LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION

INGREDIENT 6: COLLABORATION

INGREDIENT 6: COLLABORATION

INGREDIENT 5: ACCESS TO TECHNOLOGY

INGREDIENT 5: ACCESS TO TECHNOLOGY

INGREDIENT 4: MARKET PREMIUM

INGREDIENT 4: MARKET PREMIUM

INGREDIENT 3: ALIGNING PARTNERS FOR SCALE

INGREDIENT 3: ALIGNING PARTNERS FOR SCALE

INGREDIENT 2: CULTURAL IDENTITY

INGREDIENT 2: CULTURAL IDENTITY

INGREDIENT 1: A FLEXIBLE APPROACH

INGREDIENT 1: A FLEXIBLE APPROACH

CRAFTING INNOVATION INTRODUCTION

CRAFTING INNOVATION INTRODUCTION