Octagon290 Harbor Dr
Stamford, CT 06902
Design Achievement - This global sports and entertainment marketing company has dedicated decades to serving first and foremost their clients. However, with their new headquarters on the Connecticut coast, the company looked to turn their gaze inward to the employee. DLR Group’s design team helped transition the company from a closed, focused work environment; to a shared, open collaborative workspace. By integrating a concept of group, loop, and gather, the team was able to organize employees with common roles, create shared circulation paths, and consolidate amenity spaces into a condensed zone. Common signage, lighting, and material pallet give the space a cohesive look and feel while allowing for playful user integration with “swag walls” for users to display personal and team achievements. A unifying spine stiches the different groups together with a fabricated baffle installation in the ceiling providing an acoustic buffer and visual connector. Brand colors and sports graphic are integrated with coastal views and a boardwalk pallet creating a sense of retreat for high profile clients – and calm for nested employees.
Scope Summary - The scope of work for this project encompassed improvements to two floors totaling approximately 57,500 SF. This included new walls; new paint; new carpet; new casework; new furnishings and fixtures; and a new environmental graphics package. The program includes a reception lobby, a “sports” bar, café, team & private offices, an executive suite; conference rooms (including phone, small huddle, medium, large, and flexible “hive” spaces), informal lounge and collaboration spaces, and a training space. Design choices upheld the client’s commitment to sustainability by pursuing LEED Certification. DLR Group provided planning, architecture, interiors, and environmental graphic design.