Having inherited their previous space that inhibited their work style and corporate identity, Spectorgroup was tasked to bring the tenured brand of Community Preservation Corporation to life in their new Midtown location.
Using a cache of data collected through comprehensive workplace strategy and integrated visioning sessions; Spectorgroup designed a Space that represents the core values and vision of CPC. Having a flexible & collaborative workplace that supports their team as a whole, CPC’s new workplace embodies the people & communities they serve.
Flexibility and collaboration were key components in the design strategy for CPC and resulted in the design of a more collaborative environment evolving from 60% private office space to 70% open floor plan. The design incorporated a variety of small breakout areas and conference rooms equipped with easy plug & play technology, promoting movement and collaboration while other areas offered individuals a chance to reprieve from the open work stations for focus activities.
A centralized café connects the opposite sides of the workplace, promoting movement throughout the space and providing a local space for teams to gather in. Settled within the cafe is the main boardroom which is designed to cater to multi-functional activities. With the capacity to fully open to create one large collaborate space; the main boardroom supports flexibility, utilizes space creatively and enhances collaboration.
Traveling from the center of the space, design elements of modest materials can be seen such as tin roofing, exposed brick, industrial blackened steel, concrete floors and reclaimed wood. The palette of the space expresses the use of building materials symbolic of that which would be found during the restoration of the neighborhood communities CPC touches.
Brand identity and history offered the final touch to CPC’s new office space. Each conference room was given a name representing a neighborhood or town that CPC has supported throughout its history, embodying the deeply rooted culture that drives the organizations values and mission. Additionally large scale numerals and distraction bands highlighted the years CPC worked revitalizing each community.