HOUSTON, TEX. — Designed to be an inspirational space for both employees and clients, the new office of Ziegler Cooper features 65-ft.-high cathedral ceilings over a highly open and collaborative studio space. This centralization of design studios places leadership in direct communication with professional staff. Museum-like display walls and a centrally located Innovation Lounge encourage creativity, while a Critics Corner fosters dialogue about the creative process. Cutting edge technology and interactive digital displays are located throughout the space and meeting areas. The Ziegler Cooper Café features a cyber-lounge with grouped soft seating and bar area, creating a hospitality feel. A well-organized Resource Lab ensures the most up-to-date products are accessed for project use. The office design is expected to receive a LEED Gold level of certification.
“Over the last three decades, Ziegler Cooper Architects has developed a practice of workplace strategy, solutions and design. Our new office design proves that we practice what we preach,” says Jim Hanlin, IIDA, TAID, principal of corporate interiors at Ziegler Cooper.
Ziegler Cooper Architects believes that today’s workplace requires a flexible and accommodating environment that adapts to multiple work styles and multiple generations. The spaces they conceive must bring value to the physical, emotional and financial well-being of their client companies and their employees. The result is a functional, beautiful workplace that embodies organizational value, embraces technology, reflects workplace culture and respects the environment.
“We believe inspirational architecture has the power to uplift the human spirit and provide a constant vision of excellence,” says Scott Ziegler, AIA, senior principal at Ziegler Cooper.