Hive Offices – Houston

Firm
  • Client Hive,
  • size 8,200 sqft
  • Year 2016
  • Location Houston, Texas, United States,
  • Industry Technology,
  • Tramonte + Johnson designed the offices of smart products company Hive, located in Houston, Texas.

    As a spin-off of an existing company, and with headquarters located in the UK, Hive’s new US office needed an individual identity. The goal was to take cues from headquarters while creating a space unique to the local workforce and culture.

    Hive produces a family of smart products (lights, plugs, outlets, etc.) and services that connect your home and make daily living easier. They wanted an office that was dual-purpose: to display these products and build a fun and functional work-space to foster the creation of them. The main entry and reception acts as a “residence” to showcase products and how they work in the connected home. The team is able to tour visitors through the residence and utilize the various areas as flexible huddle zones.

    Beyond the showcase, the office portion is divided into several huddle rooms and phone rooms that open up into a large open plan of benching workstations with a centrally located collaborative gathering space. Here they are able to generate ideas, innovate and energize as a team.

    The kitchen and break room is located at one end of the open plan workstations. It is outfitted with sliding felt panels that can act as a divider when visual privacy is needed, or slide open for gatherings and events.

    DesignTramonte + Johnson
    Design Team: Travis Yeiter (Project Coordinator) and Lizzy Bufton (Interior Designer)
    Photography
    : Joe Aker