Project: Interior Renovation of Office Lounge/Meeting Room and Break Room for a local bank
This existing office lacked social spaces for the staff to come together informally to foster and support a positive office culture. Our design re-configures the existing conference room, copy/mail room, and small break room to create more flexible, multi-functional spaces.
The break room is enlarged, opened up to the corridor, and anchored by a large communal table. The kitchen and storage functions occupy the full length of one wall for an efficient use of space. There are options for a reading nook with soft seating or counter and stool seating for a more heads down/quiet experience in the corner of the space.
The formal conference room is reconfigured into a lounge to allow for a greater range of functions, allowing a retreat from the office environment as well as an overflow space for informal group meetings. Soft seating promotes relaxation and can be rearranged for a group meeting. A wall mounted monitor for presentations/video conferences and a bank of phone pods wrapped in acoustic paneling tucked into an existing niche to create further flexibility in how the space is used.
Copy and mail functions are relocated to the hall, removing the busy office functions from the lounge spaces.
The new finish and furniture palette incorporates warm natural materials and is inspired by the existing finishes while providing updated spaces that promote rest and escape from the busy office environment.