Confidential Professional Services Firm Offices – Southfield

A professional services firm has opened the doors to their new office, a space that exudes the warmth and wayfinding of home.

  • Client Unnamed Company,
  • size 44,000 sqft
  • Year 2018
  • Location Southfield, Michigan, United States,
  • Industry Professional Services,
  • HED recently completed the office design for a confidential professional services firm located in Southfield, Michigan.

    This confidential professional services firm worked with HED to implement a “Workspace 3.0” design strategy to align their physical office environment with the evolution in their work culture and product. The design adapts gracefully to swings in staffing and department sizes over time, and course-corrects from a private-office-dominated past to a free-address, collaboratively-focused future.

    A vertical collaboration core is the backbone of the team-focused culture. The new three-floor internal stair, surrounded by meeting spaces, café / training room and amenities, attracts interpersonal interactions as staff move from floor-to-floor throughout the day.

    The client’s wish for a “home-away-from-home” aesthetic was achieved with subtle color-coding of the floors to provide warmth and wayfinding. With a nod to the numerical basis of the company’s work, the design team also embedded a “secret code” of patterns derived from the famous Fibonacci Sequence to organize elements and add richness to common spaces. The “code” is visible in everything from the wood lobby ceiling, to the enclosure for the collaborative stair, to the veneer patterns on the 250+ assignable lockers that provide a touchpoint of personal space for staff becoming accustomed to their new free-address workspace.

    Design: HED
    Photography: John D’Angelo