Their goal was to improve employee satisfaction and retention and build a new collaborative culture, while maintaining their unique brands.
The existing building was comprised of closed, interior spaces, which were largely outdated and without access to natural light. The space also lacked physical connections and common spaces from company to company. VanDyken Mechanical challenged our team to transform the space into a modern, high-tech environment within the existing footprint that better represents the forward-thinking, high-quality work that they provide.
To begin, MMA analyzed each company’s daily operations in order to understand areas of connection and commonality between them. From this knowledge, we developed intuitive space plans that allowed each company to work more efficiently, both individually and collectively.
Existing space was recalibrated into common space, permitting improved communication and collaboration, exhibited in new workstation layouts, open community spaces, lounge areas, and technology-rich meeting rooms. Newly installed clerestory windows allow for light to penetrate all parts of the building interior, giving all occupants access to ample natural light.
A bold entry brings a clear focus to the exterior, which is easily identifiable to visitors. The natural exterior materials are carried into the interior, further welcoming guests with a modern, warm, and industrial aesthetic. The main lobby incorporates a minimalistic coffee bar, providing a touch-down area to both guests and employees. Throughout the entire facility, the interior design intentionally and carefully complements the architectural concept.