Envera Health Offices – Richmond

  • Client Envera Health,
  • size 25,000 sqft
  • Year 2017
  • Location Richmond, Virginia, United States,
  • Industry Healthcare,
  • SMBW was engaged by Envera Health to create a health conscious workplace design located in Richmond, Virginia.

    Envera Health, a partner in healthcare engagement services, sought a Richmond-based location to consolidate multiple office locations creating a unified culture that aligns their work environment and community-centered mission. Designed by SMBW, the 25,000 SF facility can accommodate 100% employee growth utilizing flexible workstations and technology to accommodate frequent team reconfigurations. Taking advantage of the 19’ tall ceilings, mezzanines allow team collaborative lounges a bird’s eye view of the office below.

    With panoramic views of the James River, Envera’s location is ideally suited to support their desire to promote healthy living and the connection to an active, health conscious workplace. Key design features include ergonomically designed workstations, sit to stand furniture, perimeter glass walls with abundant natural light for all with access to exterior patios and downtown canal walk. References to nature are mimicked through the interior finishes utilizing warm wood, stones and recycled materials.

    A unique design challenge was the physical division of the 25,000 SF suite, the lobby serving the building’s upstairs residential tower split Envera’s space into an East and West wing. A wood clad ‘gateway’—an architecturally open trellis system —became a unifying element to connect both ends of the workplace and organizing the flow of traffic. The gateway walls also create backdrop for Envera branding and client testimonies. Added graphics and AV integration alert the guests and employees alike to the innovation and forward-thinking that drives Envera’s culture.

    Design Team: Lou Wolf, AIA; Spencer Grice, AIA; Tamara Van Meter, NCI; Melinda Harvey, NCIDQ; Erin Brooks; Farrah El Sharif
    Contractor: RGI Contractors
    PhotographyAnsel Olson