The Open Source Office (OSO), Defining the Firm of the Future â€” a joint project by the AIA, Hanley Wood and BNIM â€” is space of discourse for envisioning the future of the architectural profession, the design discipline and humanityâ€™s ability to thrive in a changing world. To enrich the theme of the 2012 AIA National Convention, â€śDesign Connects,â€ť the Open Source Office Exhibit will serve as a forum for exchange and collaboration among attendees and the general profession participating through crowdsourcing tools and social media.
In this ever-evolving digital age, humans currently work within two realms â€“ one of high-speed technology, mobility and connectivity, and one rooted in the vestiges of the 20th century physical workplace.
The OSO provides a forum for addressing the changes happening in the workplace. It is facilitating a dialogue about what is missing from these environments and how design and technology should impact â€śthe officeâ€ť to better serve people and humanity.