The concept is a linear, open, and flexible floor plan that allows for future expansion within a tall space with abundant natural light, and which demonstrates MMA’s modern design aesthetic and attention to detail. New interior partitions are faced with clear vertical grain western red cedar with a shiplap profile and horizontal reveal, providing visual warmth and a sophisticated texture within the existing open volume.
The design introduces the western red cedar at the front entry, and it continues into the space, enclosing two smaller offices and a hidden server room. With large windows beyond, the wood surface is held back and glass encloses the front of the office, allowing natural light to penetrate each individual office space. The lower wood ceilings in each office create an intimate scale, but also serve to conceal a large air handler above. The shiplap reveal continues throughout the space - around corners, and at transitions from wall to ceiling. All glass partitions within the wood surfaces are floor-to-ceiling, and the frosted glass includes voids that align with the shiplap reveals in a playful pattern. Sliding “barn” doors, also clad in western red cedar, feature recessed ceiling slots and concealed tracks.
The new wood surface adds a clean, modern furniture element that is custom fit to the space, resulting in a sculptural composition of natural materials, offering restrained transparency, simplicity, and warmth.