DLR is a growing architecture firm and a repeat client. When they signed a lease in a new building downtown, we were hired to help them create some unique pieces.
For the reception space, we created wood ceiling baffles and steel wall panels. We incorporated a red tube that travels throughout the entire space as an homage to “connection”, an important value to DLR. In addition to the reception area work, we designed the break room table, library island, work area islands, and a counter in the wellness room using a materials palette of white oak, raw steel and white powdercoat.
The theme in this project was “big”. The ceiling baffles are up to 30’ long. The breakroom table is 16’ x 4’. The library island is 6’ x 8’. The work area islands are 22’ long. Everything is just really large and that sort of scale created some logistical challenges. We had to phase the work a bit more than usual to accommodate the pieces inside of our fabrication shop and applying the finishes was trickier as well. We rose to all of the challenges and did almost all of the installations at night to avoid disturbing the clients during their workday.
Because we do intricate and specialty work, we don’t always have multiple designs in the same space, but this project ended up being one of our most comprehensive ones yet.
We incorporated a red tube that travels throughout the entire space as an homage to “connection”, an important value to DLR.