Designing for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro AtlantaVickers Design Group |
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta needed a new space that would better meet the organization’s needs. Previously located on a posh block in Midtown, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta decided to sell its old building and move closer to the communities they serve.
We helped BBBS search for a new home in an adaptive reuse building around the up-and-coming Westside. The MET was the perfect location, offering convenience to MARTA and the ability to be at the front end of the development. However, with a sea of columns and uneven floors, the 100-year-old warehouse presented challenges.
A few months before starting design, Big Brothers Big Sisters launched a major rebrand with a new, modern logo and color palette. The new logo is a capital B with three intersecting lines, representing the parent, Little, and Big coming together to help the Little reach their full potential.
Various shades of green create fun pops of color. The concrete floors, white oak wood slats, and neutral colors make the space feel professional and versatile for fundraising events. The organization’s branding is incorporated in the large logo on the front wall, the pattern stamped into the concrete, the wood canopy in the breakroom, and the patterned film used throughout the space.
At the front entrance, you are welcomed by a multipurpose room. This space is perfect for Littles and Bigs to hang out, and it utilizes telescopic seating to accommodate large-scale fundraising events. As you walk through the space, the main hallway has private rooms with green doors, furniture, and wallcoverings for a bright pop of color.
The back area consists of private offices and open workstations. We added branded wood panels with sound attenuation over the workstations, and we utilized the existing, large skylights to maximize daylight harvesting.
The design speaks to a team-centric mission and proudly boasts the Big Brothers Big Sisters’ brand.