Signify Health Offices – Dallas

Signify Health sought out a new office design to reflect the healthcare technology company's values of enabling more happy, healthy days at home for their location in Dallas.

  • Client Signify Health,
  • size 148,278 sqft
  • Year 2020
  • Location Dallas, Texas, United States,
  • Industry Healthcare,
  • Perkins&Will was tasked with giving Signify Health a fun and comfortable feel for their offices in Dallas, Texas.

    Signify Health is a company built for a purpose: to enable more happy, healthy days at home. Signify has built a leading healthcare platform that leverages advanced analytics, technology, and nationwide healthcare provider networks to create and power value-based payment programs to deliver on that mission. The people who work at Signify have a common purpose of inventing ways to help families, neighbors, and our country live better. This kind of work attracts a diverse group of talented people who come together to solve some of healthcare’s most complex challenges. To have a physical space that nurtures this mission-driven culture and focuses on wellness for its employees, Signify Health tapped Perkins&Will for its expertise in interior design, workplace strategy, and change management of its office in Dallas, Texas.

    Signify Health desired interiors and a strategy that offered a refreshed sense of connectivity to bring together its culture and people. Influenced by Signify Health’s existing company culture, Perkins&Will incorporated a dynamic workplace model inspired by its forward-looking nature. Working in tandem with the Signify Health team, Perkins&Will developed a wide variety of appropriate space solutions for the company’s differing needs. The design team equipped the flexible office with collaborative work areas dispersed with meeting and breakout rooms to form “workplace neighborhoods.” The intention was to create transparency and accessibility, similar to a “living organism,” thereby tying the design theme back to healthcare and the company’s dedication to well-being.

    A must-have feature for the renovation was the monumental staircase, conceptualized in collaboration with Big D Metals, to physically and metaphorically represent connectivity throughout the firm. The staircase promotes access to the executive team, while the tiered wood platform at the foot of the stairway serves as additional seating space, thereby enabling large town hall meetings. Similarly, there is a standout community area on the 7th floor that is solely dedicated to employees, which provides them with a space to gather, eat, unwind, and get to know each other. Large training rooms and office space round out the floor.

    Wayfinding elements such as paint graphics were applied to the walls that extend to the sealed concrete in exit stairs and elevator lobbies, providing pops of color throughout the building. Beyond vibrant graphics, shades of grey with splashes of copper, orange, and blue complement Signify Health’s new branding. The design team also used pendant lighting to brighten the office further and arranged these pieces in sculptural groups to add a sense of whimsy to the space.

    Signify Health’s new office gives employees a supportive and encouraging work environment that will help the company continue to provide comprehensive care where and when needed most. Through meticulous design and programming, Perkins&Will captured an atmosphere of health and happiness reflective of the healthcare brand’s wellness-focused values.

    Design: Perkins&Will
    Photography: Peter Molick