Vickers Design Group reimagined Stromquist’s dated, existing offices. The new, two-story space includes a new customer-facing showroom for direct to consumer sales. A new training area with galley kitchen and display showing the latest technology, completes the first floor. A repositioned entrance to the corporate office upstairs leads to open, collaborative space with offices featuring a birds-eye view of the warehouse floor.
Vickers Design Group partnered with Guardian Self Storage to refine its current facilities. The design team reviewed the building’s architectural features, created test fits as well as a space plan to further delineate the location and final sizes of walls, doors, rooms and offices. Furniture layouts in public areas, offices and workstations were also defined.
The new training facility for the IUOE Local 926 includes ground-up construction of the primary building and a rehab of an existing, metal building. The new building houses the offices, classrooms and training rooms while the existing building is intended primarily for equipment storage. Key program elements include a classroom, simulation room and training/maintenance bay. Pops of red paint both highlight (and protect!) exposed metal elements and provide visual interest. A “bird’s nest” look-out off the mezzanine level of the training bay, provides a comprehensive view of the training site when giving tours to prospective members and students.
IPA’s office and warehouse serves as the corporate headquarters for the leading automated equipment provider for healthcare linen distribution. The entry to the office is client-focused, with high-end finishes, a fully functioning demo space on glass, and several formal meeting spaces. The heads-down spaces in the office are monochromatic, with shared spaces defined by accent colors and playful carpet. A large break room encourages employees to unwind with a variety of lounge seating and an outdoor courtyard. The attached game room is stocked with fun amenities, equipped for a spontaneous ping-pong tournament.