Dallas, TX/100,000 square feet
Lanyon’s modern loft-style office at 717 N. Harwood is designed to connect people with each other and with technology, in keeping with Lanyon’s slogan, “The Science of Bringing People Together.” Alternative individual workspaces include cushioned cubbies with storage underneath, walking desks with built-in treadmills below, and a variety of informal huddle spaces for team meetings. Throughout the space, walls are painted with a dry-erasable coating, allowing employees to sketch out ideas in an instant. An interlocking hexagon motif in the floor tiles and ceiling cloud design is reminiscent of the way Lanyon’s teams connect and collaborate. Sustainability was central to finish selection, which include countertops made from blue Skyy® vodka bottles. Employees and visitors navigate the space through the use of color and the erosion of the finished ceiling. The space becomes more raw and open as people advance deeper into the space and closer to meeting rooms, drawing activity toward the center. The raw ceiling is a celebratory nod to the garage-like settings where many tech companies humbly begin.