EMJ Learning Department

EMJ Construction is a construction services company headquartered in Chattanooga, TN, committed to changing the industry, delivering unique value & practicing servant leadership. Office Furniture Warehouse has had the pleasure of working with EMJ on previous projects, and the property manager reached back out to us when a newly acquired space needed furnishing.


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The Space: The new space would be home to the company’s Learning Department – the nerve center of the company’s learning materials and strategies. The space often hosts consultants for meetings in which training sessions and online learning courses are developed.

The People: The Learning Department is made up of two private offices, a private conference space and an executive office, all surrounding a central, open space.  The end-users of the workspaces are EMJ’s Director of Learning & Innovation, ConstructU Administrator (EMJ’s online learning academy), Vice President, Learning Coordinator and IT business analyst, respectively.


Private Offices & Open Workstation

The mirrored private offices (and third workstation in open-plan area) are furnished with bow-front, l-shaped hutch desks that have task-lit tack boards and locking pedestal file cabinets. These workstation setups are a simple solution to providing plenty of space to spread out & maintain storage while keeping the footprint to a minimum, so as not to make the private workspace feel cramped. 7704 task seating & chair mats complete the package with all-day ergonomic support.

Conference Office

The conference office needed to be a space capable of transitioning from “concentration” to “collaboration” at a moment’s notice. The workstation is the fourth mirror of the private offices, with one small difference based on end-user needs: orienting the guest seating around the desk and against one of two mounted whiteboards means a quick swivel can now create a conversational setting for impromptu meetings and brainstorming sessions.

Executive Office

The VP’s office is now home to a very sweet veneer workstation – executive u-group with bow-front desk, locking pedestal file cabinets and ergonomically-optimized Interstulh high-back task chair. Complemented by matching guest chairs, small conference table surrounding by club couch seating, veneer bookcase and mounted whiteboard, the executive space has a powerful presence and even more powerful practicality.

“I enjoy working with Carl and the team – they always do a professional job and are fun to work with.” – Laura Herren, EMJ


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