FENNIE+MEHL was asked to make the new office communicate SASB’s commitment to sustainability and corporate transparency while fitting the work style of a staff intently focused on complex data analysis. The plan focused solely on finishes, furniture and visual artifacts.
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Blurring the lines between workplace and habitat, the headquarters is on track to become the largest Living Building Challenge Petal-Certified project in the world. The design aspires to be a fully independent, regenerative ecosystem that sets a bar for a more dynamic and robust interpretation of sustainability.
The interior is inspired by the functional aesthetic of american high school stadiums, and as such it features a tunnel entrance, stands for live-game viewing on big screens, locker rooms instead of dressing rooms, and track and field areas where avid shoppers can test and experience products. To signal the brand’s embrace of environmental principles, sustainability is very much at the core of the design.
Sustainable strategies were fused into the overall design of the space and include finishes such as reclaimed wood, regionally sourced materials, low volatile organic compound (VOC) products, renewable resources and LED lighting throughout. Diffused interior skylights were added as well to enhance the amount of natural light in the office.