environmental design featured in Tulsa People

Client: Williams, Williams & McKissick
Press: Featured in Tulsa People Magazine

The environmental design and remodel of a 45,000 square-foot corporate office that reflects the company’s mission and values.

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With a conservative design budget of $100,000, WWM asked me to design their new corporate office (an old building) into a savvy space that reflects their mission and values. As an auction company, WWM values the renewal and reuse of real estate. From this, I developed a “green” inspired concept: reuse, recycle and repurpose. This allowed me to accomplish more within the budget and also encouraged employees to put these values into practice.

WWM also believes real estate owners should steward the land they own. To highlight this value, I brought the outside in by using natural elements like trees, wood, and stone, to remind employees of their responsibility to the land. Perhaps the best example of this is the focal point of the reception area, a life-sized metal and glass tree, commissioned from a local artist. Other examples include a granite and cork Zen-inspired floor design, rosewood panels rescued from a warehouse, a Little Field of Flowers rug by Tord Boontje, hand-made pillows with certified organic materials by Looolo, a reclaimed wood coffee table by Hudson Furniture, and Enchanted Forest side table by Michael Aram.

cork flooring rosewood panels Little Field of Flowers rug
Looolo pillows reclaimed wood coffee table Enchanted Forest side table

Another important aspect of the company’s culture is collaboration. Employees frequently participate in cross-functional teams. I created inviting seating areas for employees to gather and repositioned their repurposed cubicles to promote teamwork. Where possible, I kept the spaces open or used semi-transparent dividers to encourage a feeling of camaraderie.

"What’s so special about this space for us is that, being an auction company, our whole goal is to reuse, recycle, repurpose real estate."

— SVP of Marketing, WWM

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