Rise and Shine and Partners Offices – Minneapolis

Studio BV completed the Rise and Shine and Partners offices with warm tones and natural light in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

The new office for Rise and Shine and Partners, an independent, full-service strategic branding and creative agency, builds on their design ethos of simplicity and contrast. The logo of a lighthouse symbolizes the agency’s promise to be brand navigators for clients. The design builds on that same idea of contrast and light.

“The new office supports a new way to work and prioritizes what is most essential about work,” says Kevin DiLorenzo, Rise and Shine and Partners President/CEO. “We made a strategic decision to move to a Minneapolis neighborhood near the lakes and remake what our office could be.” The new office is in a new timber structure that is full of texture and simplicity and the new office operates like a home. The anchor of the space is a large kitchen gathering space that is connected to a roof top deck. The deck has views of the neighborhood and their favorite ice cream shop downstairs. That favorite local ice cream maker even created a new flavor for them called Rise & Shine!

The new office features a signature light in the main conference room, visible from the stairs, elevator and entry. The use of color and contrast creates intimacy and definition throughout the space. The light options are metaphors for the lighthouse and the beacon that welcomes the team everyday to the space and to the place of creativity in the meeting room.

The new office features concrete floors, wood architecture, and glass. The intervening design work focuses on saturation as a point of contrast to the warm ceiling and wood columns. This contrast in color is seen in the interior walls that contrast with the white perimeter walls. The color creates definition and drama in the space.

Overall, this was a pivot for Rise and Shine and Partners to a move into a new office space but more importantly an office that prioritizes the team, their lifestyle and connections to each other. This space has supported a new flexible working model in a neighborhood where boutiques and brassieres are your neighbors and you can walk home from the office.

Design: Studio BV
Contractor: Zeman Construction
Photography: Corey Gaffer Photography