Location: Raleigh. NC
Renovation of existing single story L- shape office building located on Atlantic Avenue in Raleigh. Built in 1999 this building, approximately 58,000 SF of office space, has been transformed from enclosed offices and training rooms to open office with collaborative team settings, coffee stations, and a great room for all hands meetings staff lunches and gatherings.
Relocating the main entrance to a prominent position at the front of the building, visitors feel welcomed into the office space. The spacious lobby immediately connects visitors and employees to ‘Main Street’, the main circulation artery that efficiently connects the North and West wings of this L shaped building. At the heart of the connection of these two wings is the Great Room, seating 250 with island bars that serve as stations for catered lunches for the whole staff on Fridays and as casual workspace during other work times. Weekly ‘All Hands’ meetings are held in the Great Room which is supported by flexible seating options and carefully considered AV solutions to project content to the constituents.
Other amenity spaces include a generous workout/gym room in what was previously an enclosed loading dock. The ceilings are exposed in the Great Room and Gym offering a spacious 17’ ceiling with great ventilation and air quality. The Games room is located close to the great room with wonderful daylighting, table tennis , shuffle board, x box gaming consoles and foosball table – provides a relaxing and inviting hangout space to unwind or casually collaborate on ideas.
The majority of the office is open work settings which allowed for the demolition of the majority of interior walls hence harvesting tremendous amounts of daylighting with the existing 10’ windows. The office space has a playful and airy palette to reflect the corporate culture of the firm. Custom graphic walls further emphasize the in-house talent of their marketing department.
The open office spaces are supported by meeting spaces that include interactive client meeting rooms, conference rooms and board room along with Multi-purpose room. The office is designed to attract and retain the best of the best in e-commerce business.