Looking to reimagine 80,000-square-feet of Nikon’s workplace that had not been altered since being built 30 years ago, Nikon Inc., sought to create a modern office utilizing a dynamic and inspirational architectural design.
Combined results of our customized, research-based approach leveraging interviews, site observation studies, and interactive workshops with Nikon’s unique brand hallmarks of light and color created a sophisticated new space fitting for the iconic company. The completed design, achieved while keeping Nikon fully operational, is a vibrant and spirited space illuminated with Nikon’s brand.
The reimagination of the Nikon space is immersed in the experience strategy we created for their United States headquarters. Together, we transformed the 30-year-old office, which lacked natural and quality internal lighting, to one that exudes plentiful bright light and color. The design reflects the Nikon brand, providing a creative, inspiring and engaging workplace experience symbolic of the company’s roots.
One of the design goals was to create a workspace that maximized the potential of Nikon’s diverse employee talent pool. Closed offices were replaced by an open and bright floor plan to encourage interaction and teamwork, while areas designed for collaboration were placed throughout the space. Employees can more easily team together with a plan that fosters more social interactions, as evidenced by having more collaboration seats than dedicated workstation seats.
To provide flexibility for meetings and gatherings, multi-colored boardrooms, large conference rooms, huddle rooms (standing and sitting), weave together high-end technology and flexible work environments to bring Nikons workplace into today’s current of technology design and culture. Less-formal meeting areas – living rooms, lounges, coffee bars, bistros – offer the technology-driven workspace needed by the firm’s creative teams as they advance the art and science of imaging.
Repurposed materials, using wood and cementitious byproducts, and flooring utilizing multiple colors and tones of wood and carpeting were used to provide wayfinding, warmth and vibrancy throughout the space.