Main Street Thoroughfare

Main Street Thoroughfare
Integrated Office Concepts
Pittsburgh, PA


The Main Street thoroughfare is the centralized major artery connecting public spaces with the office environment. This thoroughfare should be an integral part of the design concept and provide workers with interesting places to communicate and share information.


The void created by continuous panel runs or walls typically form Main corridors. With the demand placed on the workplace to provide environments that respond to flexible work, these main corridors become more than simply paths of travel. As people migrate between office and home, the need for accommodating communication between workers increases, (Brill, 1998). Main corridors are the cohesive links between common and public areas, (Becker & Steele, 1995).

Links to Other Patterns

Town Halls
Cafe Connections
Teaming Neighborhoods
Knowledge Center

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