WHAT WERE SOME OF THE DESIGN CONCEPTS OR INSPIRATIONS?
The group of us who worked with our architects (Lisa Bottom and Karyn Gabriel at Gensler) have a preference for clean lines. We also decided to localize color to a couple of key moments. The main volume is predominantly blacks, whites, and grays alongside textures like concrete, glass, and steel, peppered with surprise moments of color. For example, if you walk down this white hallway and turn the corner, you'll encounter this floor-to-ceiling chartreuse workroom, or in the cool grays of the cafeteria, a tiny red sitting nook. We powered these decisions with the “wrong theory” - a design practice of mine that centers on getting all of the details just so, and then making one little counterintuitive move for contrast.