Procter & Gamble – The Gym

Interior Architecture- Large Scale (>5,000 sf)

Project Narrative

P&G needed to relocate “The Gym,” a collaborative work environment for on-site facilitated workshops previously held off-site. Looking to move The Gym to one of their Cincinnati campuses, P&G enlisted our firm to design an inclusive space for employees to find the resources, training, and support they need to catalyze innovation with intent, efficiency, and quality.
The Gym caters to a wide range of workstyles and people, from entry-level to seasoned leaders, while providing a functional, community-focused, and cutting-edge destination that embraces the concept that “onsite is the new offsite.” The Gym was relocated to P&G’s Mason Business Center, a spacious site with an external entry point. However, employees still needed to access other parts of the building without entering The Gym, so we designed a separate, all-glass entry for the space just after the building entrance. The center of the facility features a main corridor with views into each workshop room, allowing natural light and ideas to flow freely throughout the space, and a patterned window film allows for the proper amount of focus and privacy. The corridor funnels into a sophisticated café and dining space filled with elegant furniture and touches of warm metals, offering a physical and psychological escape from the norm. Wood accents along the walls and comfortable seating throughout the corridor heighten the off-site atmosphere, and an undulating ceiling feature creates a sense of movement and flows throughout the space. Studios, located off the corridor, serve as employee meeting and breakout rooms; additional meeting spaces and huddle rooms are found on the second floor.

The Gym eliminates the need for off-site spaces like convention centers and hotel conference rooms. It has become a distinct destination that elevates the human experience and sets a new standard for P&G Workplace Design. The Gym, where potential is limitless and ideas come to life, is the go-to destination for P&G innovation.


Project Details

Submission Category

Interior Architecture- Large Scale (>5,000 sf)

Date of Completion

November, 2023