—A person's work environment is very important.
We spend nearly as much time at work as we do at home and
even for some office workers, they spend more at their office
than home. Improper office environments can cause major stress
for workers. Understanding office design and environment
issues can help give insight on improving the atmosphere at
work. Interior designer’s office is the chosen typology for this
research. Their offices should be the best examples in office
design as they are the one who will be given a task to design their
client’s offices. Hence, more space requirements for their offices
also gives challenge in understanding the real issues of
workspace design. The objective of this research is to
investigate the conditions and problems of existing designer’s
office in Kuala Lumpur within the scope of spatial arrangement,
furniture and equipment provision. This research also attempts
to get the user perception towards their existing workspace. For
this purpose, a case study method is adopted. An observation of
three selected designer’s offices are conducted by doing a site
measurement, site observation and questionnaire survey method
to gather data on the user perception towards their existing
—Office design, office layout, office setting,
designer’s office, office workspaces and user perception.
The authors are with Department of Architecture, Kuliyyah of
Architecture and Environmental Design, International Islamic University,
Malaysia (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com).
Cite: Arita Hanim Awang and Zuraini Denan, " Designer’s Office in Malaysia: Comparative Analysis on Space Planning and Design Issues," International Journal of Social Science and Humanity vol. 6, no. 6, pp. 427-432, 2016.