Minneapolis architecture firm HGA was hired to design a new office space based on the Accenture Workplace 2.0 model, a free address workplace strategy that prioritizes space for collaboration. Their challenge was to design a collaborative, flexible and open workplace that celebrates the Accenture brand while maintaining a local character. The space was to be technology-rich, with easy to use plug-and-play technology throughout. This project leaps another step forward in the evolution of the modern workplace with an emphasis on flexibility, technology integration and a variety of spaces that support and encourage interaction and collaboration.
All furnishings were provided by Atmosphere Commercial Interiors, using elements that lend a local feel to the space, such as rift cut white oak, a walnut slab break room table, and birch graphic elements and planter. The Accenture brand is reinforced with brightly painted brand-colored walls and billboards of Accenture ads and logos. Sustainable strategies were implemented throughout, including local materials, FSC certified wood, low VOC paints and adhesives, recycling construction waste, and Energy Star appliances.
The result is an energetic workplace that encourages consultants to come to the office to collaborate with each other and with clients both locally and around the world.