2017 New York Design Awards, Gold
IBM’s goal was to attract and retain young leaders from all around the world. In order to accomplish this, they appointed a group of youth ambassadors as well as their in-house architect, to collaborate with The Switzer Group to ensure the design of work flow processes were implemented.
The Switzer Group also designed “quiet rooms” which utilized a Switzer custom made yin-yang shaped work area to accommodate privacy/focus need. Adotta top acoustic wood panels were used throughout the space. The Switzer Group also collaborated with a German-based lighting engineer to design and install a 500
lux lighting system over all workstations.
IBM wanted to apply Feng Shui philosophy to the design. The Switzer Group worked with a Feng Shui consultant to develop a color scheme that reflected the tree of life. Floors on the lower level are warm-earthy tones while middle and top floors are a combination of greens and blues to represent leaves and the sky.
Project Team: The Switzer Group; VOK DAMS Event GmbH; Ce+Co MAP - Industrial Design; Universal - Architecture