Architects: Heidi Hefferlin, Principal
Photography: Harlan Hambright
FreightWaves had grown from a fledging startup to a booming logistics operation providing near-time market analysis for the entire freight industry, and their company needed an operational center better suited to the fast-paced, media-centered nature of their work. They turned to HK for an office space that would suit their burgeoning business. HK’s design created an office space that encourages the collaboration and communication FreightWaves was seeking. The business is concentrated on the second floor of the building, and is separated into two large, open office spaces as well as huddle spaces and private conference rooms for break-out meetings. The second floor also houses a 50’ TV media wall and a sound-proof TV studio space for creating digital media content such as TV shows, podcasts, and interviews. Below, the ground floor includes a renovated bar that serves as FreightWaves’ event and break space, with an additional expansion of office spaces and a gallery for the company’s impressive exhibit of trucking history. HK’s design provided a new home for this thriving company to continue its successful growth, and tools to serve the unique needs of the business.