Our goal was to provide Parkway Properties with a unique and personalized work environment of their own. Located on the 16th floor of the Orlando One Center in downtown Orlando, the space has extensive, uninterrupted areas of glazing that capture the vibrancy of the surrounding city. In addition to the views, the entire space is illuminated by washes of unfiltered natural light, creating a welcoming work environment for their valued employees.
At the entry, visitors and employees pass through a small vestibule that leads directly into the open office. The open office area, being the central focal point of the space, consists of contemporary white furniture clustered around a dynamic wooden “armature.” The “armature” incorporates linear lighting, suspended between wood slats and carefully spaced to create a semi-private gathering space for teaming and small conference meetings. Surrounding the central open office are private and executive offices with seamless glass walls that deliver ample amounts of natural daylight. From the open office, the circulation corridor culminates in an employee break room and café that transitions further into a lounge, each similarly flooded with natural light.
Although the layout provides a seamless transition from public to private space, it’s the finishes that amplify the underlying personality of Parkway Properties. With the overall neutral pallet, the rich blue tones forming their brand are able to be integrated as distinctive accents. We incorporated this deep blue into the flooring and furniture, giving a lively affect to the otherwise neutral and timeless collection of finishes. Reclaimed wood planks are used for accent walls and built in planters, which brings a warmth to the polished concrete and glass surfaces. The overall atmosphere of the Parkway Properties work environment portrays their personality as a company and provides a timeless aesthetic that employees can call their own.