Working on this project, Virgin Mobile outlined the attributes of their company culture that they wanted reflected in the office design. They were seeking an office space where their people were easy to access, collaborate, encourage entrepreneurial thinking, and have fun. All workspaces access windows for both daylight and sweeping views of downtown from the 24th floor. The collaboration stations were outfitted with cutting-edge technology and glass-marker boards to easily share and express ideas. The open floorplan and workspaces, including the meeting rooms and collaboration stations allows for everyone to be seen and heard. The conference rooms have glass walls and doors to observe each other working, creating and pitching new ideas. The kitchen area doubles as a place for the staff to both eat and unwind with panoramic views and a layout that accommodates large gathering.
The Sprint Living Lab at the Overland Park Campus was recently completed.
The goals were to achieve densification in the workspace, take down barriers, foster collaboration, provide a more modern design aesthetic and add a strong focus on integration of collaborative technologies, while retaining the existing walls, doors, ceilings, and lighting, with very minimal modification. The firm was also directed to look at a broad range of furniture solutions for workspaces, collaborative and ancillary areas. As a result, the firm incorporated 9 different types of individual workstations and a large variety of enclosed open office meeting and collaborative furniture solutions. The firm approached the project as a “showroom” environment, showcasing a variety of manufacturers’ products and solutions, with each of the 4 unique spaces flowing into each other in a coordinated way. The color palette is scattered throughout the spaces, with each area having one or two prime colors.