Office Space

Commercial Interior Space Designing-II 4(1+3)

Office Space

Type refers to a variety of spaces including meeting spaces integrated into the office environment, reception, office support spaces such as work rooms, storage rooms, file rooms, mail rooms, copier areas, service units pantry/coffee bar, and coat storage integrated into the office environment, and telephone and communications equipment rooms located in tenant suites containing tenant equipment. Office space plans can be arranged in several scenarios, such as fully closed or fully open or 80%-20% open or closed.


Clinic/Health Unit space These are facilities where outpatient ambulatory health services are provided. It includes space for sub activities such as office, darkroom revolving door systems, or medical laboratory spaces, private toilets and storage areas.

Conference/Classroom space

Types are areas used for formal meeting, training, and teleconference activities. This space type requires flexibility, durable finishes, special equipment such as rear projection screens; special electronics control and ADP spaces for audiovisual recording broadcasting, and computer-assisted meetings or special acoustical design.



Are spaces used to conduct formal judicial proceedings. Key design concerns in courtrooms include separate circulation patterns for public, prisoner, and judiciary members; special attention to acoustic and lighting levels; and aesthetic spaces.


Physical Fitness space

Is a space specifically designated for exercise, fitness training, and physical wellness activities. Also included are toilets, office, and general storage normally found in a Physical Fitness (Exercise Room) space to meet the regulations.


Food Service space type includes cafeterias, coffee shops, fast food retail, restaurants, hotel and other food services joints that involve the preparation and handling of food items for the consumer. This space type must accommodate several distinct areas such as food production, service, and dining; receiving and storage; and space for general circulation and other support areas each with specialized equipment and HVAC requirements and facilitate proper cleaning and sanitation of all spaces where food is handled.

Retail Store space

Are stores used for the sale of products and services. These may include news and book stands, flower shops, convenience stores, travel agencies, credit unions, dry cleaning services, shoe shine stands, barber and beauty shops, print shops, courier mail shops, retail of clothing or other hard goods, and similar applications. This space type is the integration of aesthetics into the entrances, windows, and retail areas for customers as commercial, and space accessible only to retail employees.


Laboratory space

Types are designed to accommodate project-specific work patterns and scientific equipment. The laboratories space type are analytical, bio-medical, clinical laboratories that may require accurate temperature and humidity control, dust control, and clean power.


Private Toilet space type refers to toilets for the exclusive use of a department, office or agency official. Private toilets are crucial in Child Care Centers, Health Clinics, Fitness Centers, Conference Centers, Auditoriums, and Food Service Dining Areas/Cafeterias. Ventilation and access are the two most important issues to consider in the design of Private Toilets. Careful selection of plumbing equipment and fixtures will help reduce water consumption within the facility. This may include no level change thresholds, installing grab bars, and providing appropriate wheelchair turning space.

Warehouse or Godown space

Type is designed to store goods and materials, as well as to allow for the regular circulation of occupants, vehicles, and machinery that are typically associated with the handling of these goods and materials.


Parking space

Type refers to parking structures—either basement, structured, or surface within an occupied building. These must provide for the safe and efficient passage of automobiles as well as visitors to and from their vehicles. Therefore, attention should be given to providing the maximum driver visibility possible at all turning points along the roadway.


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