Today’s workplace must address the diverse ways people are working today.

At Scott Rice, our Furniture Selection & Procurement services go far beyond furniture. Establishing criteria based on the specific needs of your organization, we will provide holistic solutions that best utilize space in your environment.

Today’s workplace must address the diverse ways people are working today. It must support enhanced collaboration, the essence of knowledge work. It needs to inspire and attract people to work at the office instead of the coffee shop. It should nurture personal wellbeing, and leverage organizational culture and the company’s brand. Overall, this workplace must make the most of every square inch of an organization’s real estate.



Reception areas welcome visitors and give them a first impression of the organization. These spaces are designed to reflect a company’s brand and culture, providing an inviting and comfortable space for socialization. Lobby spaces can provide premium amenities as well as convenient technology support. Well-designed, high-quality lobby spaces can help to attract and engage talent.


Waiting Room

Healthcare experiences are made up of more than moments of care—they also include the time spent in transition between those moments. And these transitional spaces where patients and their families wait are often uncomfortable and unappealing, increasing feelings of stress and negative mindsets. Today’s waiting room is far more than a place to sit and wait. It has to support activities and needs for privacy, work, technology, education and relaxation.


Cafe/Break Area

In-house third place environments are inviting, inspiring, and designed to reflect a company’s brand and culture. An on-site third place optimizes real estate by combining a cafe and a variety of work areas into square footage that was previously underutilized as just a cafeteria. These spaces offer a variety of open and private work areas and technology options that encourage collaboration and also provide touchdown locations for mobile workers.


Training and Conference

Technology is changing the way organizations share, present and transfer information in collaborative settings. Traditional conference rooms are being replaced with spaces that allow easy access to shared content through technology or surfaces that support non-digital content. Intelligently designed client centers allow organizations to offer a high-level experience for formal meetings and clients.


Collaborative Areas

Collaboration fosters innovation. In today’s business climate, collaborative work is both face-to-face and virtual. The tools and spaces people require have changed and will continue to evolve. The collaborative spaces we design should include a palette of place, posture and presence that support these evolving group activities.


Post and Beam

The flexible design of  Post and Beam allows for a breadth of work settings within a given space, all of which have the same cohesive architectural look. The flexibility allows for countless workspace configurations that satisfy your needs.



A bench consists of two rows of uninterrupted worksurfaces arranged parallel to each other around a central technology infrastructure (power, data, cable distribution and receptacles) to provide multiple workstations. In a bench work environment, the furniture configuration facilitates what we define as “benching” user behavior. Users sit face-to-face and side-by-side in a manner that fosters interaction and achieves space efficiency.


Private Office

The way we work has changed dramatically in the last 50 years. Technology enables us to work in new ways and in new places…and we’re collaborating with others more than ever. While the rest of the workplace has changed to support the changing ways we works, the private office has remained unchanged for decades. A well-planned private office can provide it all. Our insights have led us to design smarter private offices with products that offer form and function…beauty with purpose.


Open Plan

Knowledge is the key to business success. Research shows that four individual and collective states of work – focusing, collaborating, learning, and socializing – enable employees to realize their full innovative and creative potential. A high-performance workspace needs to consider how to support these four states of work. Managers/leaders are moving out of the private office into the open plan for several reasons: desire to collaborate, mentor employees, share knowledge, and increase visibility. Individuals within these spaces can perform both collaborative and concentrative work.


Privacy Wall

Business changes too quickly to rely on inflexible interiors. Organizations adjust, technology fast forwards and new demands arise, quickly transforming the requirements of work environments. Mobility, versatility and performance are the order of the day. These high performance workplaces are easy to install, simple to change and clearly cost-effective.


Project Rooms

Project rooms offer a place for brainstorming, sharing ideas, evaluating information and transferring knowledge. Owned project spaces allow team members to touchdown for informal work and enjoy barrier-free collaboration with integrated technology and dedicated storage.


Learning Spaces

Collaborative work is essential to active learning, suggesting that classroom spaces must be varied and flexible. One-size-fits-all classrooms neglect the modern day needs of educators and students. Different subjects and teaching methods require different mixes of furniture, technology and space. Just as there is a variety of ways in which we learn, there must also be a variety of spaces in which learning occurs.