Landscaping Design Ideas

9 Landscaping Design Ideas for Office Buildings

29 Aug 2023

Landscaping makes a garden or other land more attractive by altering the existing design, adding ornamental features and planting greenery. Elements are split between soft and hardscaping elements such as concrete pavements, paving curb and gutter, planting, turf laying, and soil placement.

Landscaping for office buildings connects the building and related spaces, creating a harmonious outdoor space with plants, hardscapes, water features, and lighting. This design improves quality, property value, reduces stress and runs the business warmly and welcomingly. Commercial landscaping allows firms to increase the attractiveness and enticement of their office-front environment, attracting potential high-end clients.

9 Design Ideas for Office Building Landscaping

The trends in design for office building landscapes for 2023 are focused on sustainability, functionality, and engagement. By incorporating these elements into the commercial landscape, the company would create a space that is not only beautiful but also beneficial for both the business itself and the environment.

  1. Greenery to highlight the office building entrance
    Plants are an attractive and flexible way of adding colour, design, and style to any commercial property. By adding greenery and colourful flowers, you can cultivate a cheerful and welcoming retail landscape that immediately injects a modern vibe into the commercial property.
  2. Property pathways
    Welcoming customers into the building with wispy, lush plants will surely put them in a relaxed and happy mood. It is essential to line walkways or building perimeters with a collection of green bushes or small trees.
  3. Optimising your outdoor area
    Everyone loves the fresh air, especially after the long, endless pandemic lockdown days that the world went through! An exterior seating area will be an attractive plus point that sets your office building apart from most businesses. In terms of design, adding benches, deck chairs, or even a pavilion is aesthetically pleasing. Adding shade through trees for extra comfort will also help with cooling costs in summer and provide a pleasant experience for clients.
  4. Neat parking lots
    Most business buildings come with parking lots. Though the parking lot may seem humble, it needs some sprucing up to transform its purpose. Using outdoor planters and colours provides a year-round stylish, professional look.
  5. Outdoor lighting
    Spotlights draw attention to any service signage that the company wants to highlight. Outdoor and indoor lamps can create a professional atmosphere as well.
  6. Water feature
    Whether the original design of the office has plenty of outdoor space or just a small cosy corner, a great way to elevate the landscape design is by adding a water feature. Even a tiny pond or water fountain quickly becomes the focal point of the office building.
  7. Unique building windows
    Many businesses may have little space outdoors, but most commercial properties have windows. This treasure should be noticed. Planter boxes for windows, windowsills, balconies, and even rooftops, elevate any commercial landscape design.
  8. Green roofs
    Green roofs are another emerging commercial landscaping design trend!

    As concern for the environment continues to grow, more and more businesses are looking for ways to reduce their carbon footprint. One way to do this is through sustainable landscaping practices, such as green roofs that involve incorporating plants and vegetation into the roof or walls of a building: reducing energy costs, improving air quality, and providing a natural habitat for wildlife.

  9. Brand promotion
    A great way to tie in promotional material is to showcase the company’s brand through the outdoor office building landscape. Some ideas include using brand colours for outdoor planters or placing the company’s logo on outdoor umbrellas, benches, and tables. A beautiful outdoor area with appropriate branding will leave a first-rate impression on passersby, enticing them to find out more about what the company does.

A great way to tie in promotional material is to showcase the company’s brand through the outdoor office building landscape. Some ideas include using brand colours for outdoor planters or placing the company’s logo on outdoor umbrellas, benches, and tables. A beautiful outdoor area with appropriate branding will leave a first-rate impression on passersby, enticing them to find out more about what the company does.

With all these design and trend ideas for office building landscaping, it is essential to keep those close to home in mind: employees and clients.

Creating private places outside allows employees to unwind during breaks where fences can provide privacy. A well-designed office can significantly impact employee productivity and well-being. A study by Gensler, a global architecture and design firm, found that companies that include a variety of workspaces and designs have 20% more productive employees than those in less effective workplaces.

A clean, well-presented and uniquely designed landscape is pleasing to look at but can also attract clients and improve worker productivity.

First impressions last!

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