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The Nature Conservancy

STRATEGIC DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION

Workplace strategy for a global non-profit that is anti-building

MKThink developed a Strategic Master Plan to guide The Nature Conservancy (TNC) in managing its California operations in a more environmentally conscious and cost-effective manner. An in-depth assessment of statewide facilities informed a hub-and-spoke model designed to consolidate offices and better distribute resources. The model was implemented in 4 regional offices and 3 hubs to realize $800,000 in OPex savings and avoid $5 million in costs. An enhanced hub, the San Francisco headquarters showcases the strategy with an open office layout of shared resources that reduce square footage by 33%, avoid $2.95 million in lease expenses over 10 years, and enable the chapter to maintain its location. The Strategic Master Plan aligns with TNC’s commitment to conservation—natural, material, and financial.

PROJECT:

DATES: 2013-2015
CITY: Statewide
STATE: California
SIZE/SCALE: 7 Offices, 240 Employees
MARKET: Community Institution

SERVICES:

CHALLENGE: To align the Strategic Master Plan with TNC’s commitment to conservation—natural, material, and financial.
SERVICES: Facility Needs Assessment, Environmental Analysis, Strategic Planning, Business Planning, Schematic Design, Concept Development, Design Development, Construction Administration, and Interior Design.
RESULT: An in-depth assessment of statewide facilities informed a hub- and-spoke model designed to consolidate offices and better distribute resources.