Innovative ‘Free Address’ Office Design

Do Millennials really want to be untethered from their work stations?
  • Name of project: SoHo—Southern Hospitality
  • Date of completion: January 2015
  • Location of project: Atlanta
  • Architect on project: Perkins+Will (Lead Designer: Meena Krenek of Perkins+Will’s New York Office, Design Team: Perkins+Will’s Atlanta office)
  • Type of project: Office
  • Client: Confidential, Professional Consulting Firm
  • Manufacturers used: Watson (walkstation), Calico (wall coverings), Humanscale (sit-stand desks)
  • Amenities offered: A walkstation, 10 sit-stand desks, “living wall” that hosts writable/tackable surfaces for visual inspiration, “free address” working (where team members don’t have a dedicated desk)
  • Why this project is notable: “The physical workplace plays a significant role and should be designed intentionally to reinforce agile cultures and to reinvigorate the work environment. The trick is to create a space that strikes the balance between technology-enabled communication and face-to-face dialogue; between “alone time” and social interaction. The Millennial workforce, in particular, wants a tangible sense of connectivity to their employer. This office proves that office environment plays a substantial role in delivering a better client experience.”