North American Bancard purchased a 105,000 sf building in a nondescript suburban office complex and immediately relocated its 300+ employees from all of the firm’s business operations. Neumann/Smith undertook the ambitious multi-phased renovation with the goal of creating an energetic workspace that would attract and maintain the highest quality talent without disrupting daily business operations.
Open, collaborative work areas and a dedicated call center are mixed with comfortable social spaces. The vibrant new space is animated by a number of graphic elements and three dimensional installations under the glow of choreographed light projections.
The existing executive suite was updated with a rich palette of materials with distinctive textures and patterns that together create a contemporary space, yet maintains a dignified presence appropriate for its function.