When global human capital management company Ceridian needed to freshen up their Minneapolis office, they enlisted our design help to make their vision come to life. This 40,000-square-foot, multi-level workplace needed to embody the brand’s forward-thinking mentality, flexibility, and functionality. Ceridian also hoped for a more bright, airy, and vibrant environment with more variation in workspaces and more features that promote wellness for their employees.
Our team opened the sightlines throughout the office to create a warmer and more welcoming experience for employees and guests. From reception, branching to the break area, open offices, and the hospitality lounge, a blue ceiling creates a tie to the Ceridian brand, while connecting those key areas.
In the previous space, Ceridian had walking stations for employees to use throughout the day, but they were positioned in a very open and exposed corridor. Our team relocated the walking stations to a more private area with a direct view of the outdoors, water features, and trees. We also opened a suite near the outdoor deck, creating an alternate workspace for employees. The deck was previously only accessible through the conference rooms.
The new space features honest and natural materials such as wood tones, pops of green, and concrete to bring in hints of the outdoors and create a sense of support. A more sophisticated lighting design brightens up the office and a locally curated art program enhances creativity. The new office space is a fresh and innovative representation of the brand and its growth.