A true pioneer in the Hong Kong office landscape, Moira Moser is an American architect who set up one of the first companies in Hong Kong devoted specifically to corporate interiors. Today, M Moser Associates is a 450-strong company with offices in nine cities around the world. On 2 November, she celebrated her firm's 25th anniversary along with hundreds of clients, suppliers, staff and well-wishers. She sits down with hinge to discuss the changes she has seen over the past three decades, and why she finds office design challenging and rewarding.
December 2006<see full text>
Despite the breakneck pace of construction in Shanghai, supply just does not seem to be meeting demand. The shortage of Grade A premises in China's financial capital means companies are becoming increasingly creative in seeking new facilities. For Maersk, the challenge of finding a centrally located office for its 500-strong new headquarters in Asia came down to a choice between two locations. Instead of moving into a nondescript office tower, however, the Danish shipping and logistics giant settled on four floors of retail space in a mixed-use complex adjacent to the People's Square. After a review of the company's existing premises and its operational style. M Moser Associates was awarded the contract for the design of the 7,500sq m facility.
December 2006<see full text>
One comment probably best encompasses the main difference between Agence France-Presse's (AFP) old and new offices - as Pierre Andre-Romagny, Technical Director, Asia Pacific, AFP, so aptly puts it: "We all needed to buy sunglasses in the first few weeks at the new office." And when you compare its bright, new, open plan office on the 62nd floor of Hong Kong's Central Plaza to its dark and dated abode at Telecom House, it is easy to see why. The new office is filled with natural sunlight and staff are definitely enjoying the change of scenery.
July 2006<see full text>
The transformation in Nokia's Singapore workplace was a result of a strategic shift in the way that the Finnish company's business units were organised. It was important for the work place configuration to match the way that the company was structured - both for practical reasons - such as ease of communication - as well as to reinforce the organisational changes.
June 2006<see full text>
Curved walls positioned in a continuous ribbon guide visitors through this dynamic office environment. "The key to designing a successful office interior is handling the process of change management. You must understand both the client's vision and the employees' needs in order to create an environment in which the company will prosper." said Charles Corley, director, M Moser Associates
Published in AmCham, May 2006<see full text>
M. Moser Associates and Pfizer Malaysia together took a new holistic approach to understand from the most basic principles what would be the ideal vision of how to marry the right facilities to an ever changing and growing business of a major multinational corporation. The results are both a vehicle for business change, empowering a broad management involvement in the new office and a greatly improved office workplace.
Published in Southeast Asia Building, January 2006<see full text>