Whiteboard Offices – Chattanooga

  • Client Whiteboard,
  • size 6,500 sqft
  • Year 2016
  • Location Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States,
  • Industry Design,
  • River Street Architecture has worked with Fidelity Trust Company to design the new offices of design and development firm Whiteboard located in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

    Housed in the original diner and headquarters of Krystal Hamburgers, Whiteboard is a design and development firm helping organizations thrive in our digital age. Located in Chattanooga, Tennessee, Whiteboard’s new space falls in the center of a burgeoning Innovation District, where hundreds of individuals have relocated to take advantage of the fastest internet in the United States.

    For a company blurring the lines between words, pixels, and code, a space accommodating to visitor, client, and employee ideation was paramount in the buildout of the space. An open-office concept, Whiteboard’s footprint was made possible by gutting what was originally five separate offices. One of the first features one notices upon entering is the large common space and kitchen for events and keynotes. So far, this space has been used to host everything from client brainstorms, national book tours, to a 100-seat pancake breakfast. A “War Room” provides the perfect space for gathering small groups for full-day workshops (made possible by 75 contiguous feet of whiteboard space), while a shared library and team production area marries the ideas of production and learning as simultaneous pursuits. With standing desks for every employee, the team’s production space forces specific disciplines side-by-side for a holistic final delivery of services.

    The entire space is aesthetically wrapped around light wood, brick, concrete, and a yellow/monochrome color scheme. Walls feature little art, and instead accentuate the ever changing patterns of the whiteboards themselves. Unique light features draw eyes upwards while windows wrap the street-facing facade, allowing for brilliant light in the mornings and afternoons. Currently housing 25 team members, Whiteboard’s space is designed to flex and grow as Whiteboard builds out its team over time.

    Design: River Street Architecture
    Developer: Fidelity Trust Company
    Photography: 517creative