Posted November 4, 2011
Recently I had the pleasure of designing a new office space for a company called Nanotronics Imaging. The company, that develops high-resolution software for microscopes, has offices in New York City, Silicon Valley, and now...Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio.
In mid-2011, they made the decision to house their company's largest operation right here in Northeast Ohio, banking on the fact that the area is not only rich with beautiful landscapes and attractive travel resources for their global clientele, but also rich with tech talent.
I couldn't be happier to be the designer that brought the company's vision into their day-to-day work environment...where high-tech meets high-fun.
Below are some photographs of the project, followed by a link to an interview I did with the CEO of the company, Dr. Matthew Putman. In the interview, Matthew and I discuss things like materials used, my design philosophy and the color red. Enjoy!
The conference room table was fabricated around two gorgeous aluminum and brass doors that were salvaged from a bank in Beachwood Mall and was designed to accommodate modern day technology. The over-sized dry erase board was made in-house using a red and black molding from our framing collection. The art on the walls are framed images of materials photographed using Nanotronics Imaging software. The images are: (left) cancer cells, (center) neurons, (right) silicon.
The resin windows built into the conference room/main area accent walls utilize some of the cut-off scraps left over from the material used in place of typical glass in all of the interior doors of the office. That specific color and pattern in the resin is “very Nanotronics”.
A good view of the original bank doors and also of the base and support bars fabricated to support the 200 lb. doors.
A view of the main entrance and demo island area. The demo island was constructed on-site to accommodate the exact sizes of this equipment and the specific height needed for the work that would be done in this area.
The high-top table you see here is actually a liquid table top. If you run your fingers over the top, the purple liquid inside moves around. You can’t walk by this table without stopping to play with it – exactly what we wanted.
Please click here to visit the Nanotronics Imaging website page that holds the interview about the office design.