Urban Science Headquarters
This open office design utilizes a unique layout of furniture system partitions to create open work stations near the floors glazed exterior walls to maximize natural day lighting.Neumann/Smith provided professional services for the interior buildout of several floors of the Renaissance Center in downtown Detroit for Urban Science’s new regional offices. The main floor includes a formal lobby and reception area, private offices for the executive staff, an executive boardroom, a formal lunch room and lounge, a multi-purpose room with flexible seating and built-in audio/visual equipment, conference rooms and a library. Three additional floors feature an open office design utilizing a unique layout of furniture system partitions to create open work stations near the floors’ glazed exterior walls to maximize natural lighting and provide panoramic views of the riverfront and cityscape. Each floor has several conference rooms for private collaboration among team members and a small kitchenette for informal breaks. The open structure ceiling is finished with an applied cellulose spray which softens the space visually and acoustically. A feature unique to the project and to the Renaissance Center is the three stairs which were designed to internally connect the four office floors and encourage interaction among the staff.