Our Process

The fitout design process involves designing and creating the interior of a space, often for commercial or office use. It’s an essential process that can significantly impact the functionality and appearance of a space, so a well-defined process is essential. The ideation, activation, and implementation (IAI) approach is an effective way to ensure that the fitout design process is carried out effectively.

1. Ideation

The first step of the fitout design process is ideation. This step is all about generating ideas and defining the overall vision for the space. It’s important to gather all relevant stakeholders, including the business owner, the design team, and any relevant end-users.

In this step, brainstorming sessions and other ideation techniques can be used to generate ideas and define the overall vision for the space. This step is critical for ensuring that everyone is aligned on the overall direction of the project and can help prevent costly changes later on in the process.

2. Activation

The activation step involves the validation and testing of the ideas generated in the ideation phase. It’s about finding out which ideas have the most potential to be implemented and moving forward with them. In this step, the design team must analyze the feasibility, practicality, and cost of each idea.

Feasibility is about determining if the idea is achievable within the space and budget constraints. Practicality is about understanding if the idea aligns with the overall vision for the space and if it will be functional for the end-users. Finally, cost is about determining if the idea is within budget and if it provides value for the money invested.

To validate ideas, the design team can create sketches or digital renderings, create physical mockups, or conduct market research. The activation phase is critical because it helps ensure that only the most feasible, practical, and cost-effective ideas are moved forward in the design process.

3. Implementation

The final step of the fitout design process is implementation. Once the most promising ideas have been identified and validated, the design team can move forward with creating detailed plans and timelines for the fitout design process. This involves allocating resources, setting project milestones, and assigning responsibilities to team members.

Implementation is all about putting the design plan into action and achieving the desired results. It’s essential to have a well-defined project plan that outlines the steps to be taken, the milestones to be achieved, and the metrics to be measured. This will help the design team to stay on track and evaluate the success of the implementation.

The ideation, activation, and implementation (IAI) approach is a powerful way to ensure that the fitout design process is carried out effectively. By following these three steps, the design team can ensure that the final product is aligned with the overall vision, feasible, practical, and cost-effective. This process provides a structured and efficient way of designing, which can help businesses to create spaces that are functional, aesthetically pleasing, and designed to meet the needs of their end-users. By working with experienced designers and following the IAI approach, businesses can create spaces that enhance their brand and improve their overall success.


Absolutely. Using our impressive 3D visualisation software, our office fitout team can provide you with videographer and realistic photographs of what your office fitout will look like once complete. This forms part of our mandatory process to ensure that you are completely happy before we begin.

Every office fitout is unique and comes with varying timeframes. Typically, any office holding less than 100 staff will not require too many special requirements and can be fitted out faster. However, regardless of office size or scope there are many smart choices that both AOFS and yourself can make as a team to speed up the process. We recommend contacting our office fitout experts for a free consultation to discuss your project scope.

Truthfully, it depends. There are many variables to consider when planning an office fitout. The four primary factors to consider are the style and furniture cost, the amount of construction work required, the current safety of your building and economies of scale. When working with our team, we will ensure that all costs are transparent and work with you to deliver your office fitout; on time and on budget.

Workspace 360 have current and valid Public Liability ($20 Million) and Worker’s Compensation insurances, and our entire team have Working With Children checks and construction white cards.

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