Last month, Jeff Kiger profiled a move for a startup company called Resoundant moving out of the Mayo Clinic Business Accelerator Phase II . Now in just a few short days construction will be complete!!
Construction Collaborative handled this project and made short order of the demolition and fit out. The existing office space was drab and pieced together, with more Cat5 cable in one 1,200 SF space than can be found in most office buildings.
As is the paradigm of many older office building designs, the footprint had an open office area with private offices at the exterior wall. This layout makes a statement about hierarchy and principles--it says that the most important people get to have the better quality space.
So we prepared some alternative layouts for Resoundant to see if they could change that paradigm. In order to break down the isolation for those spaces, we showed different ways to add more transparency while improving the quality of the interior environment for everyone.
They focused in on the last layout that offered abundant natural light with distinct enclosed spaces on the interior walls. The space was also designed to provide a high level of flexibility since the company is in a rapid growth mode and could expand from 4 to 6 to 8 individuals in the next few years.
Below are a series of photos that document the expedited construction process. Today the carpet is being installed and in the remaining days of summer it will get final details, color, and of course some wood accents (wouldn't be a 9.SQUARE project without it, right?).