We are a cutting-edge workplace consulting group serving clients in the Bay Area, throughout the United States, and worldwide.
We represent a wide range of industry sectors and provide a full suite of services in project management, change management, and facilities management.
At a3 Workplace Strategies, we believe the workplace matters; it reflects an organization’s culture and brand.
When workplace strategies are executed properly, they enhance all aspects of the business.
Your Roadmap to Success with Integrated Project Management, Construction Management, and Facilities Management
We strive to hire the most progressive and responsive project managers in the business. Our professionals average 20-plus years of experience and have represented hundreds of clients with projects totaling many millions of square feet.
Our team formerly served as the Project Management Group for Cresa in the Bay Area.
a3 Workplace Strategies is led by Robin Weckesser, one of the industry’s leading workplace design professionals and educators.
"Robin Weckesser and his staff at a3 were an integral part of my core team on a $15 million campus buildout project at Nimble Storage. Through his direct efforts, I was able to assemble an ideal team of architects, project managers, and a general contractor. Robin was involved with us from inception to move-in. His focused support and partnership allowed me to deliver a superior, on-time solution with a cost variance of less than 0.6%, in a time-constrained deadline in which we overcame several unexpected hurdles related to permitting, vendors and the landlord, along with a few design changes by executive management. Robin and his team were extremely knowledgeable, total professionals and an absolute joy to work with. I could not have had a better outcome or selected a better project/budget management partner."
I have personally known Robin for a decade or more now, and we have worked with him and his associates at a3 workplace strategies on numerous projects together very successfully, including the relocation of over 500 employees to a new modern workplace environment for a local tech company. Robin, and his team, have a deep understanding and are well-versed in workplace strategy, planning, and design trends. They are also very skilled in aligning expectations of the client and building strong teams to execute their projects. Their approach to their projects can best be described as proactive and collaborative. And yes, they are also fun to work with.
“I knew Robin Weckesser when he headed project management for Cresa in the Bay Area, and I was pleased to call on him at a3 Workplace Strategies when we needed his expert assistance for two projects involving the renovation and relocation a national financial services client in San Jose. As the co-PM on these jobs, Robin provided excellent ‘boots on the ground’ service, including weekly site visits, progress reports, and site photos during the construction phase. He also assisted in relocating the client into their new office space and with the decommissioning its their former space. Robin has great attention to detail, is a great communicator, and is a pleasure to work with. Everyone was pleased with the results, and I would never hesitate to refer him for future projects. He is a true professional and a terrific resource.”
"In December 2015, Palo Alto Networks (PANW) moved from its 105K square foot Santa Clara site to its new corporate headquarters at Great America Parkway of 300K square feet. Robin and his team from a3 played an instrumental role in the successful plan/design/build/move process. a3 engaged with PANW upper management from project inception through the successful delivery of space and the move into the space. This project was a significant upgrade for PANW. They moved into iconic buildings previously occupied by Yahoo and Bay Networks. In addition to 12 floors of state-of-the art, refurbished office space, PANW added a new cafeteria, a large executive briefing center, new and expanded labs, and many collaborative areas. Robin and his team shepherded the overall project management process, beginning with a robust RFP process to choose the best value vendors and contractors to work at the site. This was a fast-track project, even by Silicon Valley standards, and the company was adding significant headcount even as the project was under construction. Robin’s team provided a high level of coordination and expectation so that the PANW facilities and IT departments could create a plan that they drove to completion. The space was well received by employees and remained very functional until their move into their new campus this year."
“The primary difference between a3 and other project management firms is its ability to connect the hidden dots. Because of their many years of experience, Robin and Justin in particular anticipate issues and connect the hidden dots into visible lines so that the team can take action to prevent issues before they occur rather than manage an unforeseen problem. The Gigamon project consisted of managing a tenant improvement buildout in a tight timeframe. a3 kept a large and creative team focused on the project goals while allowing for team interplay. This allowed the project to move forward rapidly as the team worked as one unit. a3 ensured that the team members were heard, that the overall project goals of the tenant were respected, and that all major milestones were met. There are projects that you barely finish on time, with everyone exhausted at the end. This was that rare project where we moved in, and there were no “gotchas,” and all tasks were completed. The employees simply love this space, and everyone associated with this project is pleased with the outcome. a3 played a critical role in delivering this beautiful and functional space on time and under budget!”
"This was our company’s first relocation that involved a complete buildout of a new space. We needed a team that could navigate us through the entire process and assist us with overseeing the necessary consultants and vendors to achieve our goal. The decision to bring a3 on board at the start of the process was one of the best decisions we made. They were a tremendous asset every step of the way. They made the process efficient, saved us time and money, allowed us to focus on running the company, and made it fun! They brought the right combination of experience and project management skills to bring the project in on time and under budget. Thanks to the a3 team, we are enjoying our terrific new space.”
“You made our expansion to Northern California seamless…letting nothing get in the way of our schedule. You assembled a design and construction team with huge success and did an excellent job of managing the process to ensure a successful outcome. The project was delivered on time and under budget…an outcome that would not have been possible without your project management team.”
“We are settled into our new office and we love it! We couldn’t have achieved what we have without you. You are outstanding project managers, and you went above the call of duty. We are particularly grateful to you for always being available and for follow-up.”
“You brought an experienced team to each of our projects and proactively coordinated the many tasks and vendors required. You were instrumental from the beginning by setting goals and expectations, through execution and final completion.”
“Your client focus, ability to achieve our goals and objectives, collaborative style, experience, and leadership make you the best in class in the Bay Area…for complicated real estate, planning, and construction process issues.”
“We thank you for managing all phases of our relocation into our new HQ, including strategic planning, space programming, construction management, and move management. Throughout the process, you guided our decision making. Your PM team is the best I’ve worked with…the best money spent! You brought significant value to the bottom line…getting us in on time and on budget.”
“Thank you for all your extraordinary efforts to create such a beautiful space for us! It will undoubtedly inspire us to work long, long hours and to produce more wonderful and innovative products. We look forward to many happy years there!”
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