The first step in creating an effective workplace is to provide a stimulating environment. The office building for Reese Engineering does this with abundant daylighting, group gathering areas, and employee-focused amenities. Designed as a series of connected pavilions, the exterior makes use of stained-cedar siding, colored stucco, and copper roofs. Broad expanses of glass with large sheltering overhangs allow for views of the site and indirect daylighting. The 11,000 square foot, one-story facility has three open studios with soaring ceilings. At the building’s center is the lobby and bistro, an open space with a fully equipped gourmet kitchen, dining area, club chairs, and fireplace. An adjacent courtyard with flagstone patio provides outdoor seating. Other amenities include an extensive resource library, two conference rooms, a large workroom, and a state-of-the-art fitness center. Staff input and feedback were encouraged throughout the planning and design process.
Photography by Larry Lefever