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Carmichael Lynch Office

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    • a “war” room is used for internal working sessions and creative presentations
    • Overview

      This nationally-recognized advertising agency sought a down-to-earth yet compelling and innovative environment to accommodate its 300 people. MSR’s design transforms a former manufacturing warehouse space into a 21st-century office, retaining much of its historic charm.

      “[The] impulse to recycle yielded some of the most distinctive elements of the space. . . . All of the gathering spaces feel special, actually. A set of bleacher stairs connects two levels of office space and serves as an amphitheater for all-agency meetings. A vast farmhouse table is used for meetings and meals. And the open-office design means that every day is a gathering.”
      —Amy Goetzman, Architecture Minnesota

    • wooden “bleacher” stairs serve as both a link between floors and a gathering space
    • “flavor” wallpaper is used to punctuate meeting rooms throughout the open floor plan
    • custom-designed systems furniture allows staff to customize their workstations
    • the kitchen and lounge, with a large farmhouse-style table, is used for lunch and parties
    • Specifications

      Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota

      Type: Adaptive reuse

      Size: 90,000 square feet

    • Project Contact

      Thomas Meyer

      • Architect / Principal
      • thomas@msrdesign.com
      • 612 359 3222
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      Traci Engel Lesneski

      • Interior Designer / Principal
      • traci@msrdesign.com
      • 612 991 7764
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