Swift Spaces articles shed light on how people use Swiftspace products to solve problems and transform their workspaces. When they needed a flexible, configurable workspace, City of Hope Medical Center reached out to Olpin Group, a Swiftspace dealer in California.
City of Hope Medical Center is a leading research and treatment centre, located in Duarte, California. In 2016, they decided to configure an existing space to house 185 employees for a 6 month project, then reconfigure it for the next team that would use the space. Swiftspace was the perfect fit.
They worked closely with the Swiftspace design team to plan the space, incorporating over 160 6’x6’ Solo+ Stations, 25 Manager-style Solo+ Stations, and 15 Rendezvous meeting booths. Critical to the project was the ability to have a Title-24 compliant electrical system and easy to access data cabling for each station. Swiftspace received the PO in mid-November, and less than 5 weeks later, a truck was on its way. Within 2 hours of the truck arriving, we received this picture of the space, with all workstations rolled in place and ready to lay electrical in the integrated power-data troughs.
“Swiftspace is an amazing workstation, if this was typical workstation this would be a three week process not one day. If I wasn’t here watching it I am not sure I would believe 185 6’x6′ work stations could go up in one day.”
– Scott Olpin, The Olpin Group (a Swiftspace dealer)
City of Hope had already arranged for an electrician to wire in the basefeeds leading from the wall to the start of each run of stations, and the rest of the electrical components shipped with the workstations. Providing power and data to each station was just a matter of laying the data and power lines in the easy-access power trough. Stations were connected together using jumpers with quick connect ends that fastened into double electrical boxes giving each station two duplex receptacles. In less than 2 days, the office was ready for the new team to move in.
A few weeks later, the team at City of Hope sent us their thoughts on the workstations and a few pictures of the office decked out for a decorating contest.
Want to know more? Watch the full install story here.