Stantec recently completed the workplace interior design for Suffolk Construction's office located in Downtown Miami at 2 South Biscayne Boulevard in the One Biscayne Tower. Stantec was tasked with refitting the 15,000 sf office and transforming it into a space that reflected the construction management company's "Build Smart" ethos, its innovation, and vibrant team culture.
"We are privileged to have a long history of working with Suffolk Construction," stated Eric Holland, principal, who represents Stantec's workplace practice in Miami. "When it came time to redesign their office, they knew we would have invaluable insights that would bring their company culture to life."
Suffolk's "Build Smart" principles, which encourage open communication and collaboration, played a substantial role in the design direction.
The space was created for maximum flexibility, with an open layout, huddle rooms, and lounge spaces that foster a dynamic team-working environment. The firm's staff lounge serves as a focal point for sociability, and functions as an informal meeting and gathering space.
The majority of the company's offices are centrally located within frameless glass fronts. Most of the workstations are positioned along the windows allowing expansive and unobstructed views of the firm's current and past construction projects throughout the city.
The interior is distinctly modern and sleek, with clean-lined white custom-designed furniture and cabinetry. The color theme is white and grey, with vibrant touches of reds and yellows that pop-up unexpectedly.
In homage to the company's philosophy, visitors are greeted with a large, bold "Build Smart" graphic in the lobby area and an embossed Suffolk "S" behind the reception desk.
Once inside, additional, colorful graphics expressing the company's principles, such as "Unrelenting" and "Inventive" are scattered throughout office walls.
Green features include daylighting, the illumination of interiors by natural light, which Stantec accomplished with long corridors that connect sprawling views of Downtown Miami and Biscayne Bay.
Photography: Barry Grossman