Revel Architecture & Design recently finished the design of the offices for an alternative technology company located in Frisco, Texas.
Some unique challenges came when approaching the design for our long-time client’s first move into a state that would soon house one of their global headquarters. Our client strategically positioned the project within a prominent and highly visible destination – creating the challenge of fitting an atypical client with an industrial aesthetic into a formal and somewhat traditional office.
With the plains of Texas as the backdrop to the design, the project team needed to create familiarity with the organization’s San Francisco roots. Finding commonality in materials between San Francisco and Frisco helped to bridge the gap and tell the narrative between the two very different locations. No example tells this Story better than the full masonry brick wall that separates the reception from the all-hands break area. The brick was selected to be an exact match of the exterior facade of the company’s San Francisco headquarters and bridged the gap between the two locals.
The juxtaposition of raw and polished came by way of programming needs as well as materials. After all, it’s not always common to have C-level executive suites and a sports bar inspired break area in such proximity to each other. To create the perfect balance between form and function, style and comfort, casual and professional, a less formal, more collaborative approach to the executive area brought ease to the traditionally rigid & serious space. Additionally, considerable attention to the small details of the ‘sports bar’ style break room, such as the custom leather straps of the cushions, create a fun yet sophisticated atmosphere.