The City of Seattle wanted to learn how to make better spaces and think about making the office a destination. Working with our partners at Steelcase, we developed a pilot space so employees could experience working in a dynamic and active space.
This multi-modal, residentially inspired, setting was designed to accommodate both small or large group interactions, allowing plenty of space for users to take turns at the front of the space.
Informal meeting areas located throughout circulation spaces encourage impromptu communication. More interactions lead to more collaboration, knowledge sharing and idea generation.
Though in the open, this shielded collaborative space helps contain sound while creating visual and territorial separation from the rest of the space.
An easily accessible space to gather before or after a larger meeting, or a spot for a small group to collaborate in a relaxed setting.
The Work Café transforms underutilized real estate into an on-site destination where workers can meet, work, or socialize. A scalable, nurturing environment that’s indicative of the City’s culture and brand, the Work Café is both a retreat and a place to engage.