Indeed.com is a data-driven company. Information, and the flow of information is the basis of what they do. Our goal was to find a way to represent this in architectural form — to create spaces that not only give the impression of a dynamic company that is highly connected and able to react to changes with great speed, but also to creatively represent the flows of data that form the core of the company.
“The main concept was to have a linked sequence of public spaces (lobby, lounges, etc), that were all tied together with large, contiguous data walls.”
– Scott Specht, principal architect, for OfficeLovin’
We were able to meet these design challenges by creating public spaces that can change dramatically. The two-story lobby space is literally wrapped in huge screens that not only line the walls, but float overhead. These screens can create a multitude of immersive environments, from a calm forest, to a torrential data stream, depending on the mood and feeling desired. The screens flow from the lobby into the café, dining area, and work areas, linking the public and private areas of the office. The graphics are reemphasized in the reflections of the glass railings, walls and storefronts.
Architect: Specht Architects in collaboration with Spector Group & STG Design
Contractor: Novo Construction
Photography: Andrea Calo and Casey Dunn