Charlesbank Capital Partners sought to expand their offices to the floor below their existing space, which VC saw as an opportunity to shift the company’s traditional space to a more transitional design with increased open and collaborative areas, contemporary materials and a community hub. The goal of the design was to create an environment that bridged the gap between the two floors for a cohesive workplace. Movement between the floors is encouraged by the integration of a new stair that ends and begins in a community space drawing people to and from each floor; this design allows for employees who might not see each other on a regular basis to interact regularly with one another. Glass office fronts keep the openness of the office intact. Copper fabrics, leather and wood tones tie this floor to the traditional materials used in the space above. These pops of colors also serve to warm the otherwise neutral palette. Similarly, textured walls provide contrast to the clean lines throughout the rest of the space. The design brings together the two floors and the company’s people into one unified workplace.
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Location: Boston, MA