One Care Offices is the transformation of an existing, mid-century industrial building into new office and production space for a rapidly growing healthcare company. The existing structure consists of a 16,000 sf high-bay warehouse with a 2,000 sf front office attached to the street facing façade.
Project Name: One Care Offices
Studio Name: Christian Unverzagt
Location: Metro-Detroit, MI, United States
Photography: Jeffrey Kilmer
Project size: 1870 ft2
Completion date: 2016
Building levels: 1
The openness and flexibility of the warehouse space is enabled by a networked ceiling plane that provides lighting, power, and data to the reconfigurable space below. Additionally, a sound deadening, spray-applied insulation was specified for the underside of the metal deck to approve the acoustic performance for the new use.
This space is balanced by a series of new fixed elements that are characterized by inflected surfaces and volumes, assembled using standard metal stud and gypsum board construction. These volumes — seemingly carved out of solid block — provide employee and operational support spaces, as well as define a new employee entrance. Apertures within the volumes create lines of sight and visual connection in order to diminish the lengthy corridors.
The front office space provides a pair of large offices and a series of individual private offices made possible by the relocation of the existing central entryway to end of the glass facade. Within the office a glass enclosed conference room at the center of the space is visually separated by a band of privacy film that obscures oblique views in or out of the room, while simultaneously allowing viewings to see in when looking perpendicular to the glass.