It’s amazing that we don’t decide to move offices once we see almost all of the offices we feature of here at TheOfficeStylist. Between an office on a balcony, to a completely sun lit workspace, we’re pretty spoiled when it comes to offices. Sayeh’s picky about what she features here as with all the workspaces, work gadgets, office fashion and everything else, if she doesn’t love it, you won’t see it here. Well, she LOVES the headquarters of TRO Jung|Brannen, just scroll down to see why.
Interview with Sayeh Editor/Founder of TheOfficeStylist and Project Designer Erin Hofer-Shall of TRO Jung Brannen
Where did the inspiration for your office space design come from?
The space was inspired, in part, by the clarity and simplicity of the modern architecture of Mies van der Rohe. We are an Architecture, Engineering and Design Firm and we wanted to create a space that would foster continuous collaboration. The expansive use of white with just a few accent colors was meant to provide an ample canvas for the creative minds working in our office. Most importantly we wanted to design a space that would be sustainable and represent our firm’s commitment to Green Design.
What is your favorite part/design of your office space and why? i.e. the arched window in the front office, etc.
My favorite design element of the space is the Link that we created to connect the two buildings that our firm occupies. We had the challenge of finding a building in Boston that would provide a large enough footprint to house our entire firm on one floor. We felt that if we forced vertical circulation, with floors stacked one of top of another, we would inhibit collaboration. As a solution we found two buildings that sat only a foot apart from one another with two floors that were askew by a mere eleven foot drop, and we built a glass Link that connected the two. We can now flow between the buildings with ease.
Do you feel that having a well designed and inspiring office has changed the way you and your employees work?
Our new office space has brought a sense of pride and energy to the way we all work. As designers it is a treat to come to work every day in a space that you are proud to show clients. Because of our commitment to creating a sustainable space we were awarded LEED Silver distinction that has given us all the motivation to bring sustainable design into everything we create. In addition, the new space is full of team rooms, break rooms, multi-purposes spaces and a top notch library. All the resources that you need to create are right at your finger tips.
Tell us about TRO Jung Brannen and what it means to you to have a well-designed office space.
The impetus behind the new office space was the merger of the two firms The Ritchie Organization and Jung Brannen. One of the primary goals behind the design of the new space was to create a Headquarters that would foster collaboration between the two firms to create the new TRO Jung Brannen. We created a team of Interior Designers and Engineers from both firms to design the new space. This process and it’s outcome helped us to unify and become a very solid firm.
ABOUT TRO JUNG|BRANNEN
TRO Jung|Brannen is an international planning and design firm of nearly 250 professionals with practice areas in commercial, arts & education, healthcare, hospitality & residential, and research. Services include programming/feasibility studies, architecture, planning, interior design, and engineering. Based in Boston, the firm maintains regional offices in Birmingham, AL; Sarasota, FL; and Memphis, TN; as well as international offices in Beijing, China and Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
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