When Chicago-based marketing and ad agency TwoxFour decided to add a satellite office in Chattanooga, they were looking for a collaborative, open space that could support creative work as well as community gatherings. HK Architects was brought on by the agency to design a workplace that felt modern and forward-thinking within the office’s adaptive-reuse setting, and that would have the flexible programming necessary to fit multiple functions within a small space.
Besides a glass-enclosed office for the creative director, the floor plan of the office is open and easily adaptable. A long table with a length of cable for hanging work is the main desk area, and a sliding wall can be moved to partition off the conference room if needed. A large, flexible entertaining area with movable tables serves as the space for the agency’s events, public collaborations, and “beer Fridays,” when they invite neighboring offices over for social hours. HK Architects had the furniture custom designed by a local fabricator who made all the desks and the bar entry piece. They also added a unique interiors touch with a series of Chinese lanterns to define the public collaboration area within the open floor plan. The final design provided a fun, collaborative space that would support the creative endeavors of the office, as well as improve community within the complex.