St. Louis, Missouri
This project supports up to 150 staffers who use digital tools to harness “big data” for the agricultural industry. The company views the work environment as part of their competitive advantage in attracting these high-tech workers. Perks include lunch service, seemingly unlimited snacks and drinks, and an atmosphere that readily mixes team collaboration, long-distance communication, and social connection.
The layout and furniture reflect this culture. Bench-style workstations are grouped along the perimeter windows walls. A transparent row of huddle spaces and conference rooms (all with virtual meeting capabilities) are arranged along the north “avenue.” Glass partitions form the walls of these spaces, creating an atmosphere of transparency and connection. The south “avenue” is a more social space. Various seating and table options encourage casual brainstorming, reading, or ongoing chess matches. The “formal” conference room, coffee bar, and library anchor the center core.