Architects: Heidi Hefferlin, Principal
Photography: Sarah Dorio
The Ashlee Patten Group is an investment company located in downtown Chattanooga’s Volunteer Building office tower. The office’s existing space had naturally charming features including a board-formed concrete deck, brick masonry common wall, and windows with views of the city. Our open-plan layout emphasized these gems while designing collaborative spaces and drawing attention to design updates. We flanked a central conference room with a curved ramp, improving access between zones while architecturally reinforcing the sculptural quality of the space. Movable partitions clad in wood grain allow the office to be reconfigured as needed, while bringing warmth and increasing surface space for displaying art.