Vanco Offices – Bloomington

The design of the Vanco offices in Bloomington create a landscape for innovation, a core element of the online payment company's mission to provide quality services for non-profit organizations.

  • Client Vanco,
  • size 32,000 sqft
  • Year 2020
  • Location Minnesota, United States,
  • Industry Financial / Investments,
  • Studio BV was engaged by Vanco, an online giving software solution, to design their offices located in Bloomington, Minnesota.

    Vanco is a company that provides a variety of electronic solutions for non-profit organizations to make online payments and donations. Technology innovation is at the heart of the impact of their clientele which includes community, education, and faith-based non-profits.

    “New ideas and innovation is the center of the design concept,” said Betsy Vohs, Studio BV Founder and CEO. “The goal was to take the Vanco brand and celebrate the power of what the team can accomplish when all coming together.” This is first brought to life when stepping into the main entrance of Vanco. A study in purple, the design works to express the brand color in multiple different applications to create a fresh and inspirational interior space. A locally crafted live edge walnut island defines the kitchen space with stools for gathering.

    Big features in the café are the custom designed booths that use color to tell a story of light and depth of shadow. The booths have custom designed wallcovering by Studio BV that shifts in color as it moves along the walls of the booth. This creates an intimate and cozy feeling to these workspaces. The café serves as a gather place for large group meetings and can support the team needs throughout the day.

    The board room is at the entry to the space. Its’ purple walls with custom Vanco logo welcomes visitors to the main conference room that features a dry-erase wall and comfortable banquette seating to accommodate overflow attendance. An additional kitchen/break area just outside the conference room bridges that meeting space with the open work area. This coffee bar is more spa like than workspace. The custom wood shelves and tile detail give it a feeling of hospitality and lightness that is contrast to the bold purple wall paneling that surrounds it.

    Purple hues are carried throughout the space into the open work area. Varied seating is repeated here to give employees an opportunity to work where they feel best. Personal assigned workspaces are sit-to- stand desks in benching configuration, but the space also features large counter height tables with stools, booths for focus work, endcap tables for collaboration and stationery bike and treadmill desks.

    Offices occupied by the leadership team feature glass walls to maximize light and serve as a reminder that their leadership is open and approachable.

    Design: Studio BV
    Photography: Corey Gaffer