We partnered with a leading health insurance provider to create a new technology focused hub in midtown Atlanta. Previously split across numerous smaller offices in the area, the company sought to unite its locations to create a new workplace model that would display their technological capabilities within a state-of-the-art interior.
Mirroring the building’s geometric and edgy architecture, our team designed the interiors to compliment the exterior architectural language. We implemented a 95-percent open plan scheme that accommodates a free-address workspace model. Though encouraged to sit somewhere new every day, the space was divided into assigned neighborhoods for specific teams, in order to provide a sense of community.
Amenities throughout the space include a tech bar, road warrior respite suite, café and micro market, and a fitness center. In addition, there are various breakout spaces, capsules, phone rooms, mothers’ suites, and two large reservable multiple meeting spaces. The eighth floor features an outdoor terrace and the 16th floor skybridge connects two towers together linking other groups and departments.
The warm and inviting office space utilizes a neutral palette with warm woods and black accents along with the brand colors of blue and white, juxtaposed with brighter pops of complementary purples, yellows, oranges, and greens on furniture and collaborations spaces. Subtle lighting fixtures such as flush linear LEDs, small aperture downlights, and cove lighting illuminate the space for a “glow, no show” aesthetic. Easy-to-maintain and durable terrazzo flooring was utilized in the main elevator and entry areas, while soft, gradient carpeting is prevalent throughout the workspace to mitigate acoustics. Intentional gradation of finishes from light to dark also emphasizes the abundant access to natural light at the perimeter of the space. Baffling found in transitional spaces such as corridors also enhance acoustic properties.
An intersection between modern geometries and Southern hospitality, the office interiors project is tracking for LEED v4 ID&C Gold certification and Three Star Fitwel certification.