Swinerton Builders is a nationally recognized commercial general contractor formed in 1888 with 13 regional offices in the western half of the United States. When Swinerton approached ID Studios to reinvent its San Diego office, the firm had already selected a one-story, 24,000 square foot uninspired warehouse with a tired exterior and no clear entry. A renovation was clearly required and brought an exciting challenge for the entire team.
The goals for the space were to create a creative, energetic and positive work experience as well as an ergonomic and flexible one to maximize employee comfort and create a high level of efficiency. Swinerton also wanted the new space to reflect its strong green initiatives and construction capabilities and, due to its longevity, highlighting its history and breadth of work was critical.
Flooring played a role in fulfilling all of these goals. Not only did it help solidify the design, but also a change in flooring, or flooring pattern, created a sense of space. In this project, it added to the experience by giving visitors a tactile way to interact with the design and created impact through contrast in addition to adding visual wayfinding cues.