Office Remodel and Expansion
Industry: Cloud Computing
USING DESIGN TO UNIFY A TECH COMPANY’S CULTURE
This project is a wonderful example of the power of flexibility and collaboration. Elsy Studios was initially hired to create a new office space for SolidFire – a longtime client of our firm. Halfway through the project, SolidFire was acquired by NetApp. As a result of the acquisition, the design had to be quickly reworked to incorporate the new branding and company standards. Just as importantly, the design had to blend the two cultures and generate excitement for the shared future of this growing company.
Securing a prime Pearl Street location in Boulder meant employees were split between two buildings connected by a covered walkway. We created an interconnecting stair and large opening to connect the floors within each building. We then strategically placed a single beautiful breakroom for the 67,000-square-foot space in an area that would draw employees from all corners of the buildings together to enjoy snacks, games, two kegs and an unbeatable view of the Flatirons from an adjacent patio.
Work stations are spread throughout an open floor plan with ample conference spaces and phone booths to accommodate meetings and heads-down work. A 65-person bleacher seating area at the foot of the stairs serves as an energetic home base for all-hands meetings.
Programming, Space Planning, Pricing Plans, Schematic Design, Design Development, Construction Documents, Signage, Brand, Integration, Furniture, Construction Administration