The client required additional space for its growth and increasing operations, so they expanded to an additional floor. The client had an aggressive plan for company growth. The key driver to the expansion was to maximize the client’s workspace program to embrace flexibility, while also integrating and accommodating the improvements to the existing space.
The carpet colors selected differentiate space and add dimension to the large floorplate. A blue palate and a red palate define the two sides of the office, while the carpet pattern in the corridors reinforces movement in the space. In order to create a flexible workspace, the workstation design solution incorporates a “spine system” which allows for desks to be positioned and rotated according to the work styles of various groups. A wide variety of alternative work areas are dispersed throughout the plan including small conference areas, open team meeting spaces, phone rooms, and amenity spaces, including a zen/relaxation room. Large group collaboration areas, meeting spaces, and break rooms are positioned in curvilinear-shaped areas further highlighted with vertical wood mullions. In addition to flexible workstation space, the large open collaboration areas on both the east and west side lend themselves to large, all-hands meeting with sliding doors opening into the larger space. Integrating technology throughout the space was also crucial to Relativity’s needs. Microsoft Surface™ hubs were incorporated into all the conference rooms and collaborations spaces. Monitors are also strategically placed throughout the floor displaying floor plans, events, new hires, and general office information.