This client combines capital investment and strategic services to help startup companies grow. Its admin department of 30+ people had previously worked in a dark, fragmented renovated warehouse. The design of their new office is a reflection of the organization’s highly collaborative culture.
The main entrance includes touchdown spaces for guests, a coffee bar, shuffleboard, and booths for informal collaboration. A large meeting space functions as a board room and has a large operable wall that opens up to the “Innovation Hub” for large after-hours events. The Hub encourages collaborative group work in a bright, energized, and highly-flexible space with varying furniture types and flexible walls creating adjust-a-size gathering spaces, all while overlooking OSU’s bustling Gateway District.
A mix of “I” and “We” spaces cater to individuals and teams in equal measure. The CEO’s office is centrally located between them; highly visible to clients, it signals that leadership is easy to find and connect with. The office can also be repurposed as a meeting room when the CEO is away.