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HBA Architecture & Interior Design Office Remodel

Kelly
40th Anniversary, Design
Ten years after original occupancy, continuous evolution of work processes had made portions of the HBA Architecture & Interior Design office space dysfunctional. When the Owner renewed the lease for an additional ten years, it provided the opportunity to address functionality and replace original finishes that were beginning to show their age. However, due to budget limitations, most of the existing construction and all of the existing furniture had to be retained with only modest modifications. The Office remained fully operational throughout the renovation; many design decisions were influenced by a phased construction sequence. A collaborative design process allowed input from all of the HBA Employees. Common recurring elements emerged from an office-wide Charrette: enhancing openness, creating more opportunities for collaboration, improving lighting, and revitalizing the space in its entirety to make it a more active, invigorating and inspiring environment. Plan changes focused on areas that would provide the biggest bang for the buck. On the main operating floor, that was achieved by moving the color studio into a space that had previously been used for paper-intens
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HBA: Preparing for the Future

Kelly
40th Anniversary, Design
HBA is preparing to celebrate our 40-year anniversary in the next few months -- no small feat for an Architecture firm these days. But along with 40 years and a prolific portfolio of work comes a lot of paper and supplies. Along with our celebration, we will be undergoing a fairly extensive office renovation... which means it's time to clean. We understand the impact facilities (and the unused items inside them) can have on the environment, and strive to implement sustainable design strategies and methodologies wherever possible. While the heart of any “green” building project (whether new construction or a renovation) is to minimize the impact on the natural environment, green buildings also offer clients and end users healthy, productive work and living spaces that may potentially cost less to operate and maintain. From outdated technology to unused samples, we've ended up with quite a bit of miscellaneous supplies that we no longer need or use. Over the next few months, we'll show you what we do with the supplies-- instead of just tossing them in the dumpster. We try to live what we preach, which is creating an environmentally-sound, healthy space in which to work.
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