The CEO of a growing commercial real estate development firm was seeking an office design that would respect the context of the building’s brutalist exterior. The space also needed to allow for both privacy and team collaboration and convey sophistication, not silicon valley.
Weaving elements of mid-century design into the building’s strong geometric forms and monolithic shapes, the space was updated to create an office that is warm, clean, and ‘colorful’. The dual workstations respond to the client’s desire for a semi-private office; a balance between a sea of cubicles and isolated private offices. Interior room dividers mirror the building’s exterior concrete columns seen outside the corridor’s wall of windows. Monolithic partitions stand back from the perimeter walls, allowing unobstructed movement, as well as views throughout the office. Artwork from the CEO’s private collection adds a human scale to the space. The color scheme punctuates neutral cream tones with blocks of rich color, calling to mind the supergraphics popular in the 60’s and 70’s.
The new office marries privacy and personal style while still paying homage to the iconic building in which it resides. An ideal space for a modern day Don Draper.