To renovate an existing commercial facility into a welcoming and stream-line space for the tech savvy team at Broadtek.
To be completely honest, the inspiration came from their white, black and blue logo. It was everything they wanted their space to be, clean and simple, with modern elements. Furniture and finishes were selected with these things in mind incorporating small accents of orange.
Broadtek is the ultimate resource for your business technology. They partner with leading vendors and collaborate to bring their clients the best solutions for: networking, cloud hosting, communication, managed security, software licensing support options and virtualization. They have rebranded themselves by changing their name from Technology and Networking to Broadtek and their location, once tucked away off Kingshighway in a dated and uninviting facility to now being right on Broadway in downtown Cape Girardeau, MO.
What We Love:
• The receptionist’s desk needed to make a statement and not just any run-of-the-mill desk would do. The desk was designed to include a dimensional stud wall, covered in sheetrock and was painted to coordinate with the other colors used throughout the interior and their brand.
• My attempt at having a large Tetris mirror fabricated for the restrooms didn’t come to fruition, but I ran across a fun glass mosaic tile Daltile- Fanfare- Tempo Largo, that in my mind mimicked the Tetris look I was going for. Using TEC’s Bright White Power Grout really helped to distinguish the shape of each piece used in the restrooms and for the backsplash in the kitchenette and coordinated with the white walls.
• The custom sliding barn doors were designed, fabricated by the general contractor and painted Sherwin Williams #6796 Blue Plate. These doors added an architectural element to break up the monotonous white walls and were utilized instead of art/wall hangings, knowing that they would stay open the majority of the time, but having the versatility to close when meetings are held.
What We Did:
I began with unfinished sheet rock walls, a concrete floor and a possible cubicle layout from the architect. I would with a few of the team players at Broadtek to develop the ambiance they described to me early on. We knew the space needed to be unembellished, clean, simple and techy. The ceiling had exposed metal and metal joists, the walls were sheet rock and the floor was concrete; sound absorption was on the high priority list. The space was an empty box and we wanted to keep the walls very modest, so I chose to increase the interest to the 36” round Owens Corning sound panels mixed with the 36” LED Pinnicle- Fina flush mount lights. The sound panel and lighting layout completely hinged on the layout of the open concept cubicles, which encouraged collaboration. In order to incorporate Broadtek’s brand colors we:
• Painted the majority of the walls and ceilings SW #7006 Extra White, ordered white lights and sound panels, utilized Cambria’s Whitecliff for the reception desk and kitchenette countertops and ordered white mobile pedestal files for the desks.
• Painted the base and casing trim and a section of the reception desk SW #6258 Tricorn Black, dyed the concrete floor Scofield’s- Formula One- Black and ordered black office chairs and two modern guest chairs for the lobby.
• Painted the end walls, parts of the reception desk and the back wall of the lobby and conference rooms SW #6796 Blue Plate, selected a coordinating blue for the metal restroom stalls, installed the geometric Daltile mosaic tile on the custom built ADA restroom vanities and the kitchenette backsplash.
• Although orange is not part of their brand, we chose to add accents of this color by painting a part of the reception desk SW #6884 Obstinate Orange, adding orange chairs to the conference tables and applying orange upholstery to the tops of the mobile pedestal files.