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Setting up a small studio for 4-5 people

Discussion in 'Graphic Design Forum:' started by Tphill, Mar 12, 2011.

  1. Tphill

    Tphill New Member

    Hello everyone,
    I am a first year architecture student, my current project is a live/work terraced property. I have been given a graphic design studio as my first floor business. The footprint of my build is 13mx4.5m (so quite small) I was thinking of making it around four people strong and wanted to know if anyone knew of the needs of a studio of that size? Furniture, drawing boards, admin, client space etc as I have struggled to find detailed information online.
    I have begun designing an external envelope but my internal space would also impact on the requirements of light levels in a given area so any input would be greatly appreciated to proceed in my development.
  2. Bonvin

    Bonvin Member

    For that size company I would say the following are definite:

    • Desk space for all members of staff
    • Space for printers (ideally small black and white and large colour laser)
    • Lots of plug sockets for all the equipment
    • Phone sockets/extensions for all desks
    • Toilet
    • Area to make a brew - very important

    These would be nice (depending on space)

    • Meeting table
    • Area for cutting mat

    As for light levels - the more natural light the better in my opinion.

    I hope that helps you.
  3. Tphill

    Tphill New Member

    Thanks thats a big help it seems quite obvious but its always best to make sure.

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