HOK Does Wonders for Wunderman
Meghan Edwards -- Interior Design, 5/1/2012 2:00:00 AM
Over one-hundred staffers share the office, which leaves less than 200 square feet of workspace per person. To accommodate the tight budget and limited legroom, HOK introduced freestanding display partitions in lieu of walls and an exposed ceiling with mechanical ducting. Existing concrete floors got polished or covered with high-performance nylon carpet, which, coupled with furniture selections and low-level lighting, channel a residential vibe requested by the client. “Wunderman wanted everyone to feel really comfortable when wandering around and meeting peers, and to have their clients feel the same way as well,” says Light. To capture the agency’s creative mission, she lined walls and partitions with graphics by the client or local graffiti artist Shark Toof. Bold colors and textures throughout add what HOK dubs client-approved “noise.” According to Light, “Now when Wunderman calls up clients for meetings, the clients say, ‘oh we’ll come to your office.’” Mission accomplished.