VC worked with Altman Vilandrie, a local business management consulting company, to implement a “Free Addressing” workplace environment where employees do not have assigned desks or offices and could choose to work wherever suits them best from day to day. While this hoteling concept is not new to the consulting world, new technology and the utilization of an activity based design has vastly improved culture and function of this type of workplace. Every room, both individual and teaming spaces, are linked to a sophisticated online reservation system. Checking in and out of your individual space can be done via multiple devices, offering flexibility and on the fly reservations. With very little space to personalize individual work areas, lockers were placed strategically to allow for storage and a place for people to bump into each other when they are in the office. VC’s design blurred the separation of conference, reception and lounge space to create a “central hub” for gathering as soon as you enter the space. Angles inspired by the Altman Vilandrie logo were incorporated throughout the space in both 2D and 3D forms. The entirety of the design is brought together conceptually by an industrial feel that is rooted in the exposed ceiling, concrete floors and exposed columns, but graciously balanced with soft curves in the floor and warm tones throughout the space to create a more inviting vibe.
Photo credits: Neil Alexander Photography Location: Boston, MA