The open plan eliminates private offices and assigned desk space to encourage movement and collaboration. At the same time, this open concept necessitates focused work space - a full suite of inspiring spaces accommodates a variety of workstyles to promote employee wellbeing, the environment, collaboration, productivity, and healthy choices. The diversity of the floorplan allows flexibility for employees to move from a large meeting in a conference room, to focused work at a desk or in the den, to a casual conversation in the work garden or living room-inspired collaboration corners. Raised floors support this agile work environment by allowing for seemingly effortless reconfiguration enabling workstations to be added or moved quickly and easily without having to create new core drills.
Achieving LEED for Commercial Interiors Platinum-certification, the project utilized Pilot Credit 52 with the use of more than 20 products with Environmental Product Declarations including carpet, drywall, ACT, and paint. By cost, 24% of the materials are recycled content and 35% are manufactured regionally, with 18% of the raw materials from regional sources.
Focused on the well-being of the building occupants, the project is pursing Silver level certification in the WELL Building Standard under "New Interiors." Color-tuning lights in open office areas emulate natural daylight, so occupants have a sense of the passage of time during the day. These lights help the body maintain a circadian rhythm and support better sleep functions at night.
Natural patterns and finishes increase indoor biophilia and were selected to meet WELL criteria. Wood planks in the social hub, floral and botanical wall patterns, accent colors derived from plants, carpet which mimics stone with moss, and plants at workstations were all employed. The plant life and natural patterning of the finishes offer employees a reprieve from technology and a connection with nature.