The Client’s previous office layout had evolved over a number of years with various additions and remodels. The design concept was to create a more efficient and cohesive work environment which reflected their unique combination of land planning and landscape architecture businesses. The new office space plan was conceived to create a mix of different densities of office use and work areas, much like a master planned community. The larger executive offices and conference rooms are positioned on the perimeter walls, similar to an estate home section of a residential development. Smaller interior offices along the avenue, with their residential doors, windows, porch lights and small canopies, create a streetscape, much like a single family home neighborhood. Cubical work stations on the outer fringe, adjacent to a balcony with windows, became the higher density work areas, much like townhomes. The centrally located Media Center, serves as the staff activity area, much like a town square. Site selection is in a multi-use town center, lifestyle development was an important sustainability goal. Automobiles can remain idle during the day, since food, salon and retail facilities are within walking distance. The lease space is configured with tall windows on about 75% of the perimeter, allowing natural light throughout. As you enter the Client’s lobby, you are greeted by a custom curved reception desk and curved glass block wall. The curved glass block wall allows light into the lobby. Strategically placed light fixtures, create light sources where needed. Recyclable carpet squares were installed in the high traffic corridors, walk ways and high density work areas. The majority of corridors and open office areas are open to the roof deck, eliminating the need for ceilings. To minimize the need and expense of drywall materials, none of the walls went to the roof deck.