The design of Avery Dennison’s new headquarters transforms the 80-year-old global labeling and packaging company’s workplace into a more flexible, efficient environment.
Located on two floors of a new office building, the office-free workplace features low-height, team- oriented workstations on the perimeter with ample access to natural light and views. Solid walled conference rooms, glass-enclosed huddle rooms and informal lounge spaces facilitate different types of collaboration and varying degrees of privacy. A “collaboration axis” adjacent to the elevator lobby on each floor links both sides of the office core.
Centrally located stadium bleachers connect both floors, forming the heart and soul of the office. This active space serves as a meeting and dining area while supporting presentations and interoffice telecommunication through a state-of-the-art audiovisual system.
Unique branding elements and company relics enhance the office. A backlit, digitized portrait of Avery Dennison founder R. Stanton Avery greets visitors in the elevator lobby.
The open, egalitarian workplace promotes faster, better decision-making and creates a sense of community that connects employees across every level and department.
The design team oversaw significant structural modifications to the existing office building and the delivery of several highly customized details during the fast-track construction process.
Photography: Eric Laignel