Stantec Captures Suffolk Construction’s Culture through New Interior Design

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Architecture and design firm Stantec completes the workplace interior design for Suffolk Construction’s 15,000 sf Downtown Miami office transforming it into a space that reflects the construction management company’s “Build Smart” ethos, its innovation, and vibrant team culture.

“When it came time to redesign Suffolk's Miami office, they knew we would have invaluable insights that would bring their company culture to life," stated Eric Holland, principal, who represents Stantec’s workplace practice in Miami.

Architecture and design firm Stantec recently completed the workplace interior design for Suffolk Construction’s office located in Downtown Miami at 2 South Biscayne Boulevard in the One Biscayne Tower. Stantec was tasked with refitting the 15,000 sf office and transforming it into a space that reflected the construction management company’s “Build Smart” ethos, its innovation, and vibrant team culture.

“We are privileged to have a long history of working with Suffolk Construction,” stated Eric Holland, principal, who represents Stantec’s workplace practice in Miami. “When it came time to redesign their office, they knew we would have invaluable insights that would bring their company culture to life.”

Collaborative Space:
Suffolk’s “Build Smart” principles, which encourage open communication and collaboration, played a substantial role in the design direction.

The space was created for maximum flexibility, with an open layout, huddle rooms, and lounge spaces that foster a dynamic team-working environment. The firm’s staff lounge serves as a focal point for sociability, and functions as an informal meeting and gathering space.

The majority of the company’s offices are centrally located within frameless glass fronts. Most of the workstations are positioned along the windows allowing expansive and unobstructed views of the firm’s current and past construction projects throughout the city.

Noteworthy Design:
The interior is distinctly modern and sleek, with clean-lined white custom-designed furniture and cabinetry. The color theme is white and grey, with vibrant touches of reds and yellows that pop-up unexpectedly.

In homage to the company’s philosophy, visitors are greeted with a large, bold “Build Smart” graphic in the lobby area and an embossed Suffolk “S” behind the reception desk.

Once inside, additional, colorful graphics expressing the company’s principles, such as “Unrelenting” and “Inventive” are scattered throughout office walls.

Green features include daylighting, the illumination of interiors by natural light, which Stantec accomplished with long corridors that connect sprawling views of Downtown Miami and Biscayne Bay.

About Stantec
We're active members of the communities we serve. That's why at Stantec, we always design with community in mind. The Stantec community unites more than 15,000 employees working in over 250 locations. Our work—professional consulting in planning, engineering, architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, surveying, environmental sciences, project management, and project economics—begins at the intersection of community, creativity, and client relationships. With a long-term commitment to the people and places we serve, Stantec has the unique ability to connect to projects on a personal level and advance the quality of life in communities across the globe. http://www.stantec.com

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