This old 50's era warehouse is adapted to include a large staging center for configuring Cisco telecommunications data servers for the big mobile providers. This space is the administrative area associated with multiple customer service departments. The existing concrete and terrazzo floor was saved and polished.
The volume of the space is expressed with new skylights placed over each specific area. The clouds provide scale and carry led lighting for the space. The lighting is controlled by light sensors so the more natural light coming into the space the dimmer the artificial lights become.
The curving red cylinder punctuates the space and encloses the break room and restrooms core. The multiple vertical openings are filled with clear glass to help control noise. The black systems furniture is temporary and will eventually be replaced.
Break room enclosure with integral bar height countertop.
The view from the break room looking towards the administrative areas.
View inside the men's restroom. The vanity floats in front of the glass tile wall and custom stainless steel hand wash sinks were designed to minimize splashing and cleanup. The light shelf provides indirect lighting for the space.
Ceiling cloud detail. The steel column supported a second floor in a former use.
The interior of the space is always filled with natural light from above filtering through the existing structure, the new hvac ductwork and the ceiling clouds. A white noise system was installed to mitigate sound movement throughout the space.
This adaptive reuse interiors was once a dairy processing plant for Foremost Dairy. The new secure public entry lobby uses color changing led lighting behind frosted glass to accent an otherwise hidden stair. The existing concrete floors were polished throughout the facility.
The Marketing & Sales department on the second floor. All of the exposed concrete structure was sandblasted and linear skylights added.
The elliptical ceiling clouds unify the space and provide light source locations. The workstations reinforce the collaborative working environment.
The network operations center was designed to maximize user comfort, visibility and as a GDT services marketing tool. Designed in a reverse theater layout, each custom design workstation has a direct view of the display screens as they monitor multiple data platforms.
This space is designed to experience evolving technology. The space within a space concept increases customer anticipation and allows multiple electronic scenarios to appear similtaneously. All of the electronics within the space, including the multiple lighting scenes, may be controlled through mobile data telecom applications. "There's an app for that."
Client: Hattiesburg Convention Commision
Size: 68,550 GSF
Summary: The modern interior design of this traditional style convention center brings an urban feel to this mid size city. The exhibition hall, seven meeting rooms, four pre-function areas and state of the art conference room all overlook a two acre lake. The interior planning of the building allows for constant chances to evolve with age.