Commercial: Office Buildings
In early 2017, MSI General decided their 18,000 sq.ft. office it had been operating out of for the past 40 years needed an update. The last renovation had been completed in the mid-1980s and the dated space didn’t reflect the design and custom build work MSI General’s staff was capable of. Our company’s architects and designers incorporated several design techniques to showcase ideas that customers could also use for their own projects. Some of those include Zintra acoustic ceiling panels used on the walls for both decoration and as a sound barrier; a white Dupont Zodiaq Quartz island in the café area where the team celebrates accomplishments; and Bradley Corp.’s WashBar sink in the bathroom. Other benefits of the renovation were more efficient use of space by making hallways nearly twice as wide as they had been and incorporating huddle space within departments. The open concept, opportunity for collaboration and the technology upgrades are the top improvements for employee experience – but also for client service and satisfaction. This was a project that transformed the work environment, signified the firm’s culture and Core Values, and gave employees at all levels the invaluable experience of conducting business in a construction zone – just like their clients do. The finished product, a sleek yet comfortable headquarters, is designed to showcase MSI General’s DesignBuild model and all that it offers, and to accommodate client and employee needs for the foreseeable future.