Starting as Seattle’s first Safeway, then a radio station, then a storage locker for a hydroplane, the Fulcrum Technologies office building had quite a history. None of which made it a good office space – it had a disjointed floor plan, small enclosed offices and poor circulation.
Our design team turned this dysfunctional space into an efficient working environment as envisioned by Fulcrum’s CEO. He wanted to provide his team with a space that was comfortable and compensatory for the long hours they worked.
Open work areas were created by utilizing the high ceilings in conjunction with low workstations to increase the natural light and sense of space. Customized sit-to-stand computer terminals, a break/game room and an outdoor terrace were provided to meet Fulcrum’s goal of creating a comfortable office where employees are motivated and inspired. Brushed aluminum, industrial wall sconces, cable suspended lighting fixtures and black accents are balanced by natural woods (maple and fir) and muted colors, creating a warm yet high tech atmosphere.