TRANSFORMING A TRADITIONAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WITH BOLD & CLEVER DESIGN
As a successful accounting firm, Anton Collins Mitchell LLP (ACM) wanted to show their employees some much-deserved appreciation for their hard work by creating a fun, vibrant space everyone could enjoy. Elsy Studios worked closely with the leadership team to design an office that maximizes space by merging decorative and functional elements in creative ways.
Balancing the needs of a multi-generational workforce, the 26,479-square-foot office includes a strategic mix of interior offices and workstations with access to ample natural light.
Each workstation includes a whiteboard, monitor arm, wall with organizational tools and sit-to-stand work surfaces. A large multifunctional breakroom accommodates a variety of seating as well as plenty of space for the firm’s frequently catered meals.
An abacus both represents ACM’s work and provides the focal point for the reception area, capturing the imagination of employees and visitors alike while seamlessly blending into the overall design for the space. Cleverly crafted to hide the catering bar located directly behind it, frosted glass serves as the backdrop to the abacus, allowing sunlight to filter through to brighten the reception area. Elsy carefully collaborated with the contractor, millworker, signage vendor and client to achieve the custom piece. The resulting design creates a truly Class A environment.
Programming, Space Plans, Pricing Plans, Schematic Design, Finish Selection, Design Development, Bidding, Furniture Selection, Signage and Art Selection, Construction Documents, Construction Administration