Location: Ada, Michigan
Optio Data involved creating a new corporate headquarters and Proof of Concept Demo Center for Optio Data, a local IT company and one of Dell Premier’s top 10 partners in the U.S. The project included a renovation of 15,000 SF of office space and a 20,000 SF addition for the company’s integration and logistics facility. The design compliments the style and function of the company’s motto: “simplify IT.”
The entry canopy and lobby area were framed by overlapped ceiling planes in a design that was derived from their company brand. These concave forms extend into the walls and millwork, welcoming visitors as well as accentuating the server visibility to the lobby and conference room. The breakroom and outdoor patio area invite employees to relax with playful lighting and banquette seating.
Circulating workstations adjacent to the large windows, allow maximum natural light to the employees. The executive offices, centrally located in all glass office, allowing accessibility and visibility.
Lighting was strategically placed in large impact areas such as the conference room, the break room, and collaboration areas. As a play on form, circular and spherical lighting forms were used to juxtapose against the linear design found in the ceiling, orthogonal structures and finish materials to accentuate team areas and soften the space.