SETTLE MUTER ELECTRIC HEADQUARTERS
Settle Muter Electric is a full service electrical contractor located off of I-270 and surrounded by commercial warehousing and storage units. With professionalism, customer service, and quality workmanship as the hallmarks of their success, SME wanted a headquarters that reflected their values, showcased their work, and instilled pride and confidence in their staff.
SME wanted their headquarters to stand out from the surrounding warehouses and provide their employees with a home base where they could collaborate on current projects and host clients.
Guests are greeted into a 2-story atrium with a front desk set in front of glass paned closets to highlight the power blocks that support the building. Their bold logo is flanked by company tenets enlarged on the hallways to share more of the company's ethos. A custom lighting fixture in the shape of their electricity bolt logo hangs in the center and draws the eye up to the second floor balcony. Red inlaid LED lighting strips zoom across the walls, guiding guests around the building.
Floor to ceiling glass panels usher natural light into the double stacked conference rooms. Our team maximized the remaining square footage of the existing warehouse footprint to give all employees their own private office. Large window panes continue to line the exterior envelope while glass paneled walls and doors allow natural light to pour through the private offices and into the internal collaborative spaces. This transparency allows project managers and engineers to call each other into double-wide hallways to analyze rolls of blueprint on long, counter-height tables and share insight on current projects.
After lifting the roof from the original warehouse, our team created a second floor to house the C-suite.
A bar tap is open to all next to a second kitchenette for an after hours break.
A large break room with a kitchenette offers a separate space to lunch together. A popcorn machine is always running for a fresh snack.
Rhythmic lighting spans the hallways adding to the a bright, sleek interiors.
Enlarged graphics underscore SME's values for visiting guests, contracting electricians, and their staff.
With moveable furniture and AV equipment, the space also acts as additional collaborative and gathering space for all-hands company meetings.
Hallways are transformed into a functional space where Cost Estimators, Project Managers, and Electricians can come together to collaborate on projects before going on site.
Private offices for all employees support the company's flattened organization structure and give them acoustic privacy for client meetings.
Large windows and glass enclosures allow natural light to flood the hallways.
Bold environmental graphics infuse company spirit into the office.
Strategically located in the south-west corner of the building, natural light brightens the conference rooms throughout the day.
As an electrical contractor, SME's bold logo is illuminated in their custom color and frames the power systems that support their headquarters located behind the front desk.
A bold new exterior and signage makes finding their office a breeze from the freeway exit. Staff, no longer cooped up in a typical warehouse, are seeing that collaboration on projects and between departments is on the rise.
While they are often in and out of the office to be on site for projects, these new headquarters is ready to be their home base - for drive-by chats, team bonding, all-hands meetings, trainings, and their annual holiday party.