The design was based on the desired brand image and design vocabulary. Because the client is one of the premier real estate investment, development and management firms in Philadelphia, the firm was tasked with making sure the office design reflected a modern and forward-thinking sensibility without feeling stuffy or formal. This translated into a palette of basic neutrals and vibrant colors, subtle textures, readily available materials, and unexpected angles to animate the space.
The layout of the office was designed to support the various departments’ different ways of working, both collaboratively and privately, so the office is largely an open plan with visual transparency plus some privacy partitions, meeting “pods” placed between department areas, private offices and larger collaborative areas along the perimeter of the space. The interior space is energized by two large skylights that allow for sunlight and sky views in every area of the office as one moves through the workspaces. The shapes mirror the angled lines of the 3D spaces below with dynamic changes of natural light as the workday progresses.