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.
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.
Red Hare Brewing Company is an independent microbrewery located in the heart of Marietta, GA. Expanding on its successful brewery design, Vickers Design Group was charged with renovating the old Hemingway’s restaurant on Marietta Square to become home to The Still on the Square. With Spanish tile, textured exterior walls and colored awnings, the design team brought a little Spanish style to the southern city. The renovation also added a craft distillery that is the exclusive rum maker for Mojitos Restaurant, located within The Still.
Red Hare Brewing Company is an independent microbrewery located in the heart of Marietta, GA. In August 2011, Red Hare started selling craft beer throughout the state of Georgia and in 2012 became the first Georgia craft brewery to can its beer. Vickers Design Group was charged with helping renovate the existing tasting room to improve the customer experience while enjoying Red Hare. The expansion included a new brew house, lab and 90bbl fermenters, all in a new pre-engineered metal building structure. Another building was added to the rear of the existing building for dry storage. The tasting room was gutted to expose the building structure for a more industrial aesthetic that further complemented the custom-built, reclaimed wood furniture and partitions.
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.