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How Wellness Initiatives Incorporate Sustainability



A workspace reimagined with health and wellness strategies included is paying dividends in terms of occupant satisfaction and sustainability goals.


Fiduciary wealth management firm Focus Financial Partners tasked Ted Moudis Associates with reimagining their working environment — located on the 28th floor of a New York City Midtown office tower. The workplace design team created a transparent, flexible, and collaborative space with an open-floor plan of free-flowing spaces and sustainable and wellness elements.

Ted Moudis Associates helped Focus Financial Partners embrace an activity-based workplace approach. The space consists of a combination of relatively small enclosed rooms, “work bench” style workstations, and 120-degree workstations, allowing employees to choose their individual spaces. The firm also allowed maximum daylight throughout the space to create an open, bright and airy environment. All enclosed rooms facilitate a visual connection and the transfer of daylight through glazed walls.

To support the health and wellness needs of Focus Financial Partners’ team, Ted Moudis Associates provided several key features that include an in-house gym, green walls in the reception lobby and staff cafe, and an innovation lab where staff members convene to brainstorm and develop new ideas. The team also incorporated sustainable elements such as LED lighting fixtures and carpeting made from pre-consumer recycled content carpet tiles.

High-traffic biophilia

To create a wellbeing environment, moss wall panels were strategically placed in high-traffic areas such as the reception lobby. The moss walls are 100 percent natural and preserved without need for watering maintenance. Will Ellis


Take a break

Offering a mental respite for employees, Focus Financial Partners’ game room includes a ping pong table with surround seating for impromptu gatherings. Will Ellis


Make a splash

In the reception area, a high-end fish tank serves as a focal point for a nearby conference room and adjacent workspace, bringing another element of nature into the space. Will Ellis


Focus on fitness

Focus Financial Partners features an in-house gym, complete with treadmills, elliptical machines, and free weights, along with a locker room and showers.Will Ellis


Custom seating

Focus Financial Partners’ town hall features several seating options such as stadium seating and movable seating arrangements, providing space for open collaboration while also allowing employees to choose their individual spaces. Will Ellis



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