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An office space must capture the essence of a company and provide employees with a sense of belonging and identity. It’s about the big decision, but also the small details that define a place. These things, combined with a meticulously planned design, result in a space that only enhances an already dynamic team, providing them with the room and freedom to work and create.
As a subsidiary of a beloved and world-renowned entertainment company, this interactive media group helps maintain and oversee online presence, content and technical support for the many facets of the company. They also create, operate and support a variety of fun, interactive, multi-platform experiences to entertain a worldwide audience, including online, console and social network gaming, smart phone applications, virtual worlds for kids and a number of other connected and immersive experiences.
9,000 square feet
Open ceiling with floating acoustic ceiling areas
Stained concrete floor and custom carpet tiles
Open employee lounge/break area
Team area with glass white board and pin-up space
New round windows bring natural light in from atrium
An underlying objective was to create a vibrant space, conducive to the client’s work ethic, and deliver it on time and under budget. The space needed to allow for a heads-down, focused atmosphere at individual work spaces where work could be done without distractions or interruptions, married with a space that both supports and encourages collaboration and a team dynamic. Thus, the challenge was to transform a 1980s-era recording studio into a bright, open, fun, youthful and whimsical office space that would reflect the company’s proud history and strong corporate identity.
A dynamic and whimsical space was inspired by the client’s strong history of animation. Movement in animation is created by capturing phases of movement in still frames. When these frames are viewed together, they create a fluid motion. This concept was used in the floating acoustical tile ceiling planes. Each plane acts as a still frame capturing the motion of rotating and falling as it moves back into the space. The custom carpet tiles and sealed concrete floor work together to reflect this idea in the flooring pattern as well.