A shuffle board set in the breakroom and oversized leather chairs contribute to the comfortable lounge style the client wanted. A custom wall graphic adds to the sleek look of the overall design. The reception desk is accented by a wood wall back drop and slat wall with prominent branding. The majority of the walls are fabricated of reclaimed solid wood, which we installed over drywall. In the millwork-clad elevator lobby, specifications called for painted medium density fiberboard, an engineered wood. The client also had three slat walls which were built on site with an exacting series of openings between the steel and reclaimed wood, in intervals. Completing the design for these slat walls required multiple rounds of shop drawings and several collaborative meetings with the architect and our subcontractor team to achieve.
The most unusual aspect of this project was one of the owner provided materials – a 600 lb. drill pipe casing for use as a light fixture. Hanging this pipe required engaging a structural engineer to ensure our design would support this custom feature. It was too large to fit into the elevator and had to be lifted by our teams up the stairwell. Once on the floor, our HVAC subcontractor assisted by lifting the pipe into place using a duct jack. To complete the look, the pipe was wrapped with a series of wired Edison bulbs to achieve the final look desired by our client. We completed the work within the 12 week schedule duration. We attribute success in schedule management to our early involvement during design and our value engineering services related to the pipe light fixture.