Large Office Winner
Project: Colliers International | Atlanta GA
Firm: Perkins+Will | Atlanta GA
As a leader in global real estate services, Colliers International defines its corporate culture by a “spirit of enterprise”. The new office sits on 42,000 square feet in the heart of Midtown. One of the key objectives was to showcase the impact the firm has in shaping the city. Moments throughout the space reflect the real estate business – the city skyline, the cityscape, and the vernacular of the city’s architecture. Beginning in the elevator lobby, visitors are welcomed with an art installation of 3-Dimensional wood blocks that represents the map of Midtown. The carpet design evokes abstract skyline patterns, while ceiling features and millwork pieces throughout provide slight design moves that express modern architecture. The workplace design was largely influenced by the firm’s mobile and technology-driven professionals who are increasingly independent and transient. It was important to provide their team with workplace choices that reflect their personal work-styles and to promote the collegial spirit of their corporate culture. The design serves as a model framework for a flexible and an efficient workplace that elevates the workflow of the business for employees, clients, recruits and investors alike.
With the inspiration for the office being city skylines and cityscapes, the carpet design evokes abstract skyline patterns. Similar to the wall feature in the reception area, the lines and colors in Folded tile and Folded Edge tile mimic a skyline. The use of Horizontal Edge adds texture while also defining spaces in workspace areas and meeting rooms.