Inspired by our work in hospitality, ad agency Little partnered with Shea to create a completely new office environment focused more on their work and creating a dynamic showcase for other industry players. The company was looking to fulfill what its next generation of workers wanted an office, where open space would take precedence over closed areas.
Our resulting strategy became a design of two zones: a high-energy public sector with communal meeting spaces and conference rooms, and a heads-down area for more focused individual work. The workspace is separated by an activity aisle outfitted with islands for impromptu meetings and writeable pinup boards to keep the creativity flowing. This allows for the Little team to put up their sketches and ideas, providing the opportunity for members to be pushed creatively and giving fodder for constant feedback. The new office also incorporates elements of Little’s own personality and aesthetic into the design: sharp contrast in colors, industrial materials such as concrete, raw wood, glass, and metal, and a tailored color palette.
Adding interactive, energetic common space was important for Little. The agency wanted their office to be a hub for the industry, a place where they could host not only clients and meetings but friends and celebrations as well. Shea created a kitchen featuring a communal table and what employees have deemed the “Kickass Bar” stocked with libations, both with plenty of workspace for employees and opportunity for impromptu interactions.
Photography: Colleen Eversman, 2nd Truth Photography