For this workplace design project, Tri-Star Bank Trust asked us to reinvent a ground level space that had been flooded. This tiny, 900 square-foot space only has one window, so the challenge was to make it feel high-class without the stigma of a dark basement.
They challenged us to fit three offices, two drop-in spaces, a conference room, and a common area with a kitchenette in their workspace.
Over the eight-month project, we did everything from gathering permits, overseeing demo and construction, selecting design elements, and installing furniture.
First, we selected a classic color palette with gold and black accents. All offices—including the drop-in spaces—received height-adjustable desks for convenience.
Working within the tight quarters, we used lighting and glasswork to open up the space.
- Lighting: We used LED recessed can lighting to offer warmer, softer light that’s more welcoming and less institutional. Decorative pendant lighting and sconces add interest and a more residential feel.
- Glass: To open up the long, skinny suite space, we added half-height glass along the corridor wall. We also used glass on the front of each office to open the place up.
We love how this space turned out!
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