Stantec has completed the interior design for Wix, a leading cloud-based web development platform. The new 24,000 square foot office and technical center is located near Lincoln Road in Miami Beach, FL.
"Employee culture and community is key to Wix, so we created a space that is not only technologically innovative but also bright and colorful with ample lounge areas where staff can interact and unwind," said Kristyna Borden, project manager, Stantec's Miami office.
The Wix office was designed to retain its majority millennial staff and attract potential employees. The workstations with electronic sit-to-stand benching desks are located by the windows so that all employees have access to daylight and views of the popular Lincoln Road neighborhood. Designated lounge areas were created for staff to take breaks from answering daily one-on-one technical calls.
The epicenter of the new office space is Wix's employee lounge where the company provides staff with catered meals for both breakfast and lunch. An adjacent multi-purpose game room is another area designed for employees to relax and play pool, watch movies or partake in yoga classes.
Design details include polished concrete floors and open exposed ceilings. Light wood tones and pops of yellow, green, orange and blue colors provide employees with a tropical feel. There are bright green swings in the reception, cabana-style 'hang out' spaces with orange benches and mobile cube and round ottomans that can be easily moved anywhere in the office.
To communicate the company's brand, the 'x' in Wix was incorporated into the floor pattern with crisscrossing colored stripes. A fun ceiling light feature in the employee lounge also boasts the Wix logo and a living wall at the entrance made of green moss displays the Wix logo while also bringing the outside in.
Photography: Barry Grossman