By 2020, Perspectus had outgrown the office space it occupied for almost 20 years. The firm selected a 9,500-square-foot open office space on E. 9th Street to renovate and call our new home. The move allows the firm to continue to grow in an inspiring environment and puts us at the heart of an exciting downtown Cleveland revitalization.
Design objectives included: creation of an open-office concept within which staff could collaborate easily; additional meeting rooms equipped with modern AV technology for efficient and effective collaborations; use of abundant natural lighting and views; and ease of future growth and expansion.
In order to obtain the desired open-office concept, all staff workstations were located along the perimeter, with the kitchen, workroom, conference room, and meeting rooms located in-board within the space. Half-height walls were incorporated between each workstation pod to provide separation, while still allowing for an open office feel. A large conference room, three meeting rooms, and two open collaboration spaces were incorporated into the floor plan, providing multiple spaces of varying sizes in which to collaborate.
One major challenge with the existing space was the custom mechanical system designed by a previous tenant. Ceiling heights were limited to 8’-6” because of the depths required for a dual plenum system to operate correctly. In order to properly respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, glass dividers/shields were designed into the half walls separating the workstation pods to provide additional safety and separation between staff while still allowing natural light and views to be unobstructed.
The resulting new office space provides a design-forward office space in a location that allows Perspectus to better serve our clients and the region.