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Anticipated design challenges included converting a one-floor office to one office with two floors—separating the staff, materials, and equipment. The Mezzanine floor is surrounded with large 16-foot tall glass windows that afford amazing views and an abundance of natural light. The sun angles also shift…

Anticipated design challenges included converting a one-floor office to one office with two floors—separating the staff, materials, and equipment. The Mezzanine floor is surrounded with large 16-foot tall glass windows that afford amazing views and an abundance of natural light. The sun angles also shift with the changing seasons, and one desk gets a strong beam of light from the glittering glass of the Westin around 9:35 am daily. One additional design challenge includes the remnants of tenants that previously occupied the space.

The Mezzanine and Second Floor sat empty for a few years, and previously housed a bank, a FedEx store, a café restaurant, and an office space. These resulted in creative design thinking for the space and interesting finds during the demolition. Two of the bank’s vaults were still in place, as well as a concrete ‘safe room’ in the back offices of the bank. These unforeseen conditions of the tenant fit-out were a design hurdle that the project team embraced, thus adding to the many unique qualities of the office space.

Architect: EYP Architecture & Engineering, 2017