We connected the break room to the conference room with an aluminum garage door with glass to bring natural light deeper into a space that previously had none. The tables in the conference room can be reconfigured to create one large conference table, a classroom setting, or workgroups. We rotated the receptionist desk 180 degrees to the door for a hospitality feel and to draw attention to the signage wall from the street, providing built-in advertising.
We created individual workstations as well as collaborative spaces with built-in sofas. Over the workstations we suspended a backlit map of Roanoke. The main workspace features a floor to ceiling MDF slatted wall, inspired by the vast railroad tracks passing through downtown. A palette of green accent colors, a 10’ tall tree graphic, black slate tile, and natural wood (reclaimed from Virginia structures) evoke imagery of nature and Roanoke’s commitment to its greenway through the city.