Before its redesign, The Jones on Main suite was a showroom for the building management office to display standard building finishes and design elements tenants could incorporate into their chosen area. The Jones on Main Management Office tasked AMB to create a modern spec suite they could use temporarily while they searched for an interested tenant to occupy the spec suite. Once completed, the Management Office only occupied the space for a week before a tenant quickly grew interested in the space and chose to move into it.
The overarching design goal was to create a spec suite that highlighted a residential project’s warm and inviting qualities.
AMB worked with the Management Office to address several challenges in the aging building.
The building was built before modern HVAC systems, so the ceiling height leaves little room to add new air chaises and ducts. In public areas like the lobby where new infrastructure was needed, the ceilings were kept exposed to prevent the space from feeling cramped.
In areas like the offices where a ceiling was necessary, the designers incorporated a unique light fixture that was shallow enough for the low-profile ceiling.
The client wanted black horizontal mullions at every office front in order to allow natural light to penetrate the interior space. AMB used RACO Interiors’ new glass wall assembly called Design1.
Finishes such as wood were used to produce a sense of warmth and coziness. Some elements made of concrete were left unfinished to maintain a cool aura. Together, the duo created an inviting and relaxing ambiance.
The feature wall of green hexagons was an aesthetic and acoustical choice. The hexagonal grid is made of felt for sound absorption and behind it is a green-painted wall for an eye-catching pop.
In the break room, the ceiling was left exposed to provide a sense of openness. The laminated cabinets and tile surrounding the millwork are either warm or neutral tones. A textile rug was chosen for a textural touch.