13 Perks of Working at AD&V
Written By AD&V®
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At AD&V, our Team is our #1 priority, that’s why we try to provide the best possible work environment for everyone.
We’re constantly looking to provide personal and professional growth opportunities to position the AD&V Team for success.Take a look at some of the perks of working at AD&V!
1. TEAM CULTURE
At AD&V, you’ll be a part of an amazing Team that values the importance of design and who’s skills, artistry, commitment to social responsibility, attention to detail, and ability to work together sets them apart from the rest.Not only that, but we also work towards making our firm the best place to work by focusing on our company culture and fostering the Team’s bond through team-building activities, happy hours, seminars, and more.
2. BIOPHILIC DESIGN
Biophilic design provides simple and accessible solutions that promote physical health and wellness. Our Office Headquarters were designed with biophilic design elements such as green walls that filter air, shelving and planters for natural plants, wallpapers that resemble the natural environment and lots of natural lighting, in order to provide the AD&V Team with a healthy work environment.
3. COMPETITIVE COMPENSATION
At AD&V we’re committed to providing our Team witha living wage that can support a positivelifestyle. We strive to provide the AD&V Team with wages that can comfortably support them, their families, and their overall cost of living.We believe in fostering growth to raise the bar within the profession, so it’s important for us that everyone, including our interns, gets paid for their hard work and service.
4. PANORAMIC VIEWS
One of the many perks of our AD&V Office Headquarters are the views! Our office has large floor to ceiling windows that permit our Team to enjoy the day's view of the Puerto Rico Convention Center and its surrounding areas.Outdoor and nature views have been proven to reduce stress and boost productivity. Our panoramic views help improve our team’s wellbeing while they work.
5. COLLABORATIVE & FLEXIBLE SPACES
The office has flexible spaces and work areas that improve and encourage the AD&V Team’s collaboration and productivity.Multiple conference rooms, a large comfortable lounge area, workspace high tables in the studio, Pin-Up rooms, a meditation room and sound-proof phone booths for virtual meetings or personal phone calls are just some of the flexible spaces we’ve designed for the Team to meet, discuss projects or have brainstorming sessions.
6. ERGONOMIC FURNITURE
Our office has ergonomic furniture including standing desks, comfortable office chairs, and dynamic ottomans that support the AD&V Team’s function and comfort. More importantly, our ergonomic furniture helps the Team reduce the risk of muscular problems, improve their posture, and keep them focused.
7. ARCHITECTURE & INTERIOR DESIGN LIBRARIES TO FOSTER LEARNING
At AD&V we have an architecture and interior design library full of available resources for the Team to learn from and work with. The architecture library is filled with architecture and design books our Team can use to access information about art, history, architecture, design and related topics. The interior design library is sourced with materials and samples that the Team specifies when working on projects and designs.
8. WORK-LIFE BALANCE
At AD&V we’re committed to supporting all our team members in the pursuit of work-life balance. We provide the Team with personal benefits such as paid time off, personal goals planning, a health and fitness stipend, summer Fridays and more.We invest in our people, ensure they’re taken care of, share in their successes, and commit to supporting them. Each team member’s achievement is an achievement for everyone!
9. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
A way in which we help the AD&V Team succeed is by encouraging them to keep growing and expanding their professional skills and knowledge for their own benefit, and that of the Team and the company.We offer the Team regular leadership workshops, industry lunch and learns, resources, coaching and mentoring opportunities as well as an annual budget to be used for training and/or professional development.
10. WOMEN-LED BUSINESS
At AD&V, 75 percent of leadership positions are held by women. We are committed to continue to support women in our industry to achieve gender equality, both at work and in our communities.We were recognized for establishing important alliances with the United Nations reiterating their commitment to the Women's Empowerment Principles (WEPs) to promote gender equality, and our commitment to the initiative of corporate social responsibility of the United Nations Global Compact and its principles in the areas of human rights, labor standards, the environment, and the fight against corruption.Our commitment is to continue promoting professional women for management positions in the architecture and design industry.
11. AD&V CARES
Our social impact is not limited to what can be done through design. We like to get out of the office, create initiatives, and participate in activities that contribute to the greater good.We have participated in community initiatives such as beach cleanups, tree plantings and trash challenges. We have initiated public education and awareness campaigns in our effort to positively impact the planet. We lead by example and hope our collective actions inspire others to do the same.
12. CENTRIC LOCATION
Another perk of working at AD&V is the office’s location. The office is located across from the Sheraton Hotel, the Puerto Rico Convention Center, and the Distrito T-Mobile. The area gives the AD&V Team access to nearby restaurants, event venues and the hotel’s shared amenities. These additional benefits are part of our efforts to encourage our Team to maintain a good work-life balance.
13. AD&V MERCH
We provide the AD&V Team with custom company merchandise such as tumblers, lanyards, notebooks, pens, mugs, baseball caps, and polo shirts so that our Teamhas everything they need when they’re in and out of the office, and proudly represent AD&V wherever they go.As you can see all our AD&V perks revolve around personal and professional growth, a healthy and friendly work environment, benefits and opportunities. We believe that if our people grow, our firm will grow. This is why we give our people the tools they need to continually evolve and thrive!