Working with a company (gyro/merkle) on the design for their offices over a 40-year relationship is a pretty special thing. Witnessing the company grow from a small 2-person creative agency to a mature and flourishing multi-national agency represents a pretty fascinating arc, with previous office design solutions following the same trajectory.
Our most recent project involved the transformation of approximately 6,000 sf of space in the Strietman Building, a historic biscuit factory. To comply with historic guidelines, certain components were a given: wood flooring, exposed structure, and exposed brick. With this is a launching off point, we developed a modest and refined intervention to create an open office environment with flexible support zones to accommodate different work styles and processes.
Look a little deeper and you’ll see more each time: stainless butterfly dowels on the finger-joined walnut bar; a custom sliding wood slat door to create an open and welcoming entry; panes of glass at the top of the walls to allow for a continuous sight line between heavy timbers; custom single-pivot hinge pin-up walls that transform space in an instant. White serves as the primary color for the space, allowing the completed and in-process creative work on display to take center stage.
Interior Architecture- Large Scale (>5,000 sf)