new construction corporate headquarters
This workplace project involved creating a new facility to house the growing company. Tasked to create the new home of their corporate offices, we determined the new building would be approximately 30,000 square feet featuring a large open office layout on the main level, two kitchenette spaces, gym facilities with locker rooms/showers, roof access with golf tee patio, an employee lounge, and large flexible space for dining and group training. The site was selected for its views of Rogue River and adjacency to nature. We were asked to reinforce a connection to nature, by providing employees access to natural light and views of the outdoors with oversized windows and skylights throughout the space. The design intent was also to pay homage to the type of work the company does, which includes power line servicing (among others). Exposed wood timbers, typically used as power poles, were integrated as design elements into the interior space. The carpet installation in the open office environment was designed to emulate the dynamic feeling of electricity/energy. Other interior finishes were chosen for reference to nature. We worked closely with Custer, Inc. to create the ideal furniture configurations to foster a productive work environment, developing a “menu” of options individual staff could select from to create their bespoke workstation configuration. We were also responsible for creating custom workstations that incorporated oversized drawing review areas, height adjustability, and shared meeting spaces.