The phased, three-story renovation included office space, conference/training center, multiple conference rooms and reconfigured ADA compliant restrooms. Reorganization of the layout improved staff work flow and collaboration, which included planning for additional work spaces for future growth of the organization within the existing footprint. The lower level reorganization of open office cubicles was designed with existing systems furniture and incorporated enclosed offices along the internal back wall. The second floor open offices needed reorganization and additional offices to provide efficient work flow among departments, which included two additional internal offices for project teams located within the open office cubicles.
Providing natural light into all staff work spaces was a challenge within the existing building footprint, especially on the lower level. The relocation of the lower level break room/meeting space created an opportunity for storefront windows with glass barn doors to be designed on the internal wall to allow maximum natural light into the open office area. On the second floor, transom windows allow natural light within the open office area. All internal offices were designed with full-height storefront windows to retain openness while also creating much needed private offices.
Renovation updates included incorporating new finishes while retaining existing doors and trim. Clear maple trim was applied to the existing dark-stained trim to create a more contemporary feel. This two-toned wood trim was incorporated at the open glass railing stair space connecting to first floor space. Furniture in both finishes successfully brings equal amounts of the two wood tones throughout the space. A variety of materials are used consistently between construction and furniture: clear glass, translucent glass, two wood tone panels, marker surface, slatwall, mosaic tiles and quartz countertops.