Gunderson Dettmer Offices – Ann Arbor

Synecdoche and Rapt Studio worked together to complete the industrial space for the Gunderson Dettmer offices in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Located within the historic 10-story First National Building in downtown Ann Arbor, MI, the 7,000 SF interior renovation for Gunderson Dettmer office included custom finishes and fabrication designed in collaboration with Rapt Studio.

An exterior perimeter of private offices with glass fronts enclose a common area with custom kitchenette island and meeting table. The island functions as a display entrance as visitors enter the space adjacent to the elevator as well as the functional equipment and storage needs of a kitchen. Blackened metal steel panels, bent steel tubing and solid hickory make up the 17’ long island surround.

Carrying this attention to detail, custom copper-coated door handles marking each private office and meeting room. Tagged the “Asymmetrical Butterfly,” the peculiar shape of the door handles is the result of overlapping fields of research in 3D printing and Electroplating.

Design: Synecdoche and Rapt Studio
Photography: John D’Angelo