Epic Systems Offices – Melbourne

Designed with nods to some of Australia's most beloved places, the Outback and Great Barrier Reef decorate different branches of Epic Systems' Melbourne office.

  • Client Epic Systems Corporation,
  • size 7,750 sqft
  • Year 2021
  • Location Melbourne, Australia,
  • Industry Hardware / Software Development,
  • M Moser Associates designed a locally-inspired workplace with individuals at the core for the Epic Systems offices in Melbourne, Australia.

    Epic Systems, Melbourne
    Global medical technology company, Epic Systems (Epic) reached out to us for integrated project delivery. We led the design and build of its new workspace in Melbourne, Australia. While many in the team are American expats, they desired to go with a local theme, embracing the Australian culture and lifestyle. This is particularly noticeable in areas dedicated to the Great Barrier Reef and The Outback.

    Creating the ‘Australiana’ theme
    Epic’s Melbourne team wanted to use its ‘Australiana’ design to continue the Epic tradition of having an office theme for each branch. Working closely with Epic throughout the planning phase, we created a high-quality, authentic brand experience built to last. We went through a detailed process, considering every aspect for a connected and immersive result – incorporating natural materials and quality finishes like marble mosaic floors and real timber.

    The central welcome area reflects the Australian Outback, complete with a campfire and rustic, earthen landscape colours. At the edge of the office, this transitions into the colours of the Great Barrier Reef, representing fish and the pink tones of coral. Intentional furniture and detailed elements such as shell handles and driftwood pendants for lighting help support the theme.

    The boardroom connects the Outback zone to the Great Barrier Reef theme. It acts as a bridge between the welcome area and the café, and has a fully automated glazed moving wall system which opens on both sides. This allows people to move and interact with ease. It was custom designed for functionality and to provide an exceptional experience, with high quality audio-visual technology and connectivity.

    Integrating local artistry
    For environmental branding, we commissioned an Aboriginal artist to produce a custom mural and artwork for the space. This emphasises the ‘Australiana’ theme and ties together the Epic story and brand. Each office door features creative signs with names in calligraphy for a linked, yet personal experience.

    With research and attention to detail, we used the brand identity and functional needs of Epic Systems to develop a people-centric design embracing the local culture.

    Design: M Moser Associates
    Photography: courtesy of M Moser