OFFICE / Workplace Interiors

Smart spaces for productive work.

We understand that today’s workplace must put people at the core of the design process and solution. Learning our client’s unique brand, drivers and stories—infused with our research and vision—allows us to build a solution meticulously and strategically tailored to your culture and aspirations. We believe that the greatest workspaces support and empower the very best ideas, maximize productivity, and function seamlessly—all while supporting health and wellness. We anchor our workplace design solutions in four key principles: engagement, empowerment, effectiveness, and experience.

Microsoft asked us to redesign the lobby in Building 5 of their Redmond Town Center campus, but their request needed a deeper, more nuanced approach than a typical surface refresh. Working in a small space and with a tight budget, our redesign had to express Microsoft’s core value of human-centered design. It needed to be both secure and fully usable by anyone, of all abilities and ages. As an experience, it had to fit easily within Microsoft’s global brand guidelines. And we should use ordinary materials to do innovative things. After refining three initial design concepts, our final lobby redesign successfully packs a lot of programming, meaning, and intention into a compact space.