This intimate location was selected as the headquarters for this family business due to incredible views to the south, which showcases the San Antonio skyline on the horizon over a large expanse of trees. The added activity of airplane traffic headed to towards the building and the airport brings a dynamic quality to the serene view. Utilizing an open-office design challenged the way the business had previously been organized, and FPC assisted with change management for operations within the new 2,500 square foot space.
The entry area allows for views throughout the entire office, with the separation between work spaces establishing artworks and views outside as a theme. The open office floorplan places primary workers and the conference room against the windows to take advantage of the light and views. Private offices are placed in the back of the space, with demountable partitions for sound privacy. A flex area that can be used for small conferences or a dining/ lounge space for staff is located with access to the best views. An adjacent coffee bar provides a major node of activity to the office. Touchdown work spaces and additional flexible workstations are delineated throughout by open shelving, which allows for collaborative interaction and display space for the family’s substantial art collection. LED lighting, use of natural lighting, and roller shades on the exterior windows provide subtle elements of energy efficiency to the project.