Awards of Excellence 2019
FOX Architects
FOX Architects Office

FOX Architects Office
Award of Merit
Best Interiors - 10,001-25,000SF

Project Team

FOX Architects - (Owner)
FOX Architects - (Architect)
D|WATTS Construction, LLC - (General Contractor)
Engenium Group - (MEP Engineer)

Executive Summary

For this award winning space located in the West End, FOX Architects was looking to create a dynamic space that would attract and bring together the community, their clients, and staff alike.

The new office needed to be an environment that promoted creativity, collaboration, and inspiration to allow the firm to perform at their best, in response to their clients’ needs.

Our design solution began by utilizing a building that supported a presence and connection to the public. Occupying roughly 18,000 sf of space on two stories, we created communal gathering spaces on the ground floor. Incorporating amenity spaces such as a multi-use presentation theater, an open and inviting café, and a work/lounge zone provides users the flexibility to work, collaborate, or socialize. The presentation theater, with a multi-screen and high technology set up, provides an innovative solution to the standard meeting space. Designed with adaptability in mind, it allows for small scale team meetings or for hosting large industry events. Having achieved the highest rating for Fitwell, the space exudes natural daylight and provides a visual connection to the neighborhood.

A cantilevered floating stair connects the public zone to the dedicated workplace. The second floor is designed to provide for individual work spaces as well as zones for collaborative teamwork, offering a variety of work settings. A central concourse and axis of meeting spaces connects one end of the floor to the other, supporting the exchange of ideas with clients and co-workers. The studio workspace is conceived as one pure form within the office, allowing views and accessibility to all, and anchored on either end with display and pin-up areas where ideas are explored, and design solutions elevated. By designing the common circulation path along the building’s window line, all have views to the tree-lined courtyard and outdoor areas, as well as access to natural daylight.

Successfully incorporating space for the firms’ teams to perform, collaborate, and rejuvenate, FOX Architects’ dynamic new office space fosters growth and design innovation. Complimented by the simple and refined aesthetic, the space presents a neutral background allowing FOX Architects to showcase their visionary work.


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