The space of a former “dot com” company contained an existing vault, which the client wanted to utilize. The teller line needed to be shielded visually from the Board Room above and incorporate it’s existing structural supports. The design team felt it important to connect the adjacent building lobby to the bank’s lobby with the application of the same finishes. Emperador Light, Emperador Dark, and Crema Marfil marble and plain sliced anigre veneer were specified to carry the building lobby finishes into the bank. The teller line became a visual connection between the bank and the building.
The challenge on this project was to create a new division for HUD. Our strategy was to plan for maximum flexibility. Shared collaborative spaces were strategically located among teaming and individual spaces. Mobile tables and carts were specifically designed around new work processes. The result was a flexible, asthetically pleasing space that worked for present and future needs.
The challenge for the SERF was to design an interior space for a building that was approved 8 years prior. One strategy was to plan for flexibility in the modular furniture. Another was to incorporate as many sustainable products as possible while purchasing off of GSA schedules. The end result is an attractive facility that reflects the people who work there, the environment they protect and the regional site of the building.