Deliver. Make it.


This phase involved building together the new space that we had envisioned for ourselves. See how it turned out.

“You’re taking risk out of the process by making something simple first. And you always learn lessons from it.”

Krista Donaldson, CEO, D-Rev

Open Space

Area by the courtyard before the rethink space project

A cube farm before space redesign

Area by the courtyard after the rethink space project

Open area after space redesign Open area after space redesign Open area after space redesign

MICHR's collaboration station was created by consolidating the open, unused cubes and making the area by the courtyard available to all. The furniture was reclaimed from abandoned buildings in the complex to keep costs down. Technology and prototyping materials were introduced in the space to provide for random collaborations and a bias towards action.

The space is used by MICHR's staff for ad-hoc meetings, team get-togethers, all staff meetings, celebrations and relaxation. Along with moveable tables, whiteboards and displays, there is also a lunch area complete with microwave and cutlery. The open area has become a hub for collaboration and innovation at MICHR.

Reflection Room

Reflection room

Our Reflection room is a quiet space where staff can take a break for a few moments to relax and reflect in one of the comfortable chairs, start a crossword puzzle, or maybe get in a few minutes of yoga or meditation.

The reflection room is meant to balance the default "open" mode of operation in our space.q

Team Spaces

A team room Open development space

Some teams at MICHR now have dedicated spaces that they can use for specific tasks such as assembling packets, brainstorming and project management.

A separate open work space was carved out for the software development team to suit their agile work process needs.


Signage on a pillar

Signs are placed on all the pillars to make it easier for people to find the specific programs they are looking for within MICHR.

We made the signs in-house using vinyl especially since our program names change often and it would be expensive to have to custom print the signs every time.

Redesigned MICHR Zones

New MICHR Zones

The rethink space project has created the above zones at MICHR that have greatly helped productive, collaboration and team work.