Pinnacle Promotions, a promotional materials company, grew quickly and sporadically resulting in a cramped and inefficient space. Through programming interviews, growth studies and space planning exercises; Vickers Design Group provided a solution that increased the operational efficiency by correcting departmental adjacencies while allowing future growth potential without sacrificing the day-to-day work flow. The program consisted of a mix of private offices with open space workstations, training rooms, restaurant-style break room, show room, marketing display areas and informal breakout meeting areas. Full-height walls are carefully placed to maximize daylight throughout the floor plate while creating an open, interactive environment to enhance collaboration between departments.
Vickers Design Group was hired to design a facility that reflects Elekta’s innovation and forward thinking commitment to cancer care solutions. The design included a world-class training facility complemented by an inspiring lobby and customer experience center showcasing Elekta’s history and engineering advancements in oncology. The biggest challenge of the project was installing a three million-pound bunker on the ground floor of an existing 11-story office building to accommodate a fully functional linear accelerator. The upper floors contain a large board room and office space for employees with modern finishes and open floor plan.
Vickers Design Group was asked to update the exterior of Mansell Court from the existing standard brick façade. Painting the brick, adding wood cladding to the tenant entryways, and oversized building signage not only changed the look and feel of the campus, but provided better wayfinding for visitors. New monument signage was designed and implemented as well as a new exterior courtyard with colorful sunshades to encourage outdoor gathering by the tenants.
This renovation project included removal of the existing concrete precast exterior skin and roofing system. The newly designed high-efficiency wall and roofing system not only made the building more environmentally friendly, but also updated the look of the building to attract and accommodate a software company. Additional exterior windows increased natural daylight contributing to the building achieving LEED Gold Certification.
Horizon Software specializes in the automation of school nutrition programs across the United States. Creating an environment that fosters collaboration and cross pollination between departments was the main driver behind the space planning aspect of the project. Natural light floods each space regardless of where you are within the building. Corporate branding is present throughout, as well as a modern aesthetic highlighted through glass and materiality.
Outgrowing its original office, Vickers Design Group relocated to a neighboring suite on the existing floor. It was important for the workspace to embody the firm’s informal culture, making every guest feel comfortable and excited to enter the open office. The large family room functions as a break room, all-hands meeting space and an informal waiting area. Employee footprints were reduced in favor of sit/stand desks, increased daylight and a concealed project storage area. Providing a loft feel in a traditional office park building, the workspace helps clients understand the integration of various materials and design elements with floor, ceiling and lighting options.