Amenta Emma relocated within Downtown Hartford to a historic structure in the city center. Built in 1925 and repurposed in the late 1990s, the building offered abundant natural light through its 12-foot-high "display windows," a vestige of the building's original intent being mercantile use. The second floor glazing overlooks one of Hartford's liveliest streets.
Amenta Emma stripped the interior back to its concrete encased street structure to take full advantage of the window glazings and tall floor-to-ceiling height. The light-filled new office provides a collaborative environment that promotes creativity and innovation. Private offices were eliminated in favor of an integrated studio setting. Formal conference spaces open to one another via 10-foot-tall sliding felt partitions. The orange, white, and gray color palette matches the company's new branded website and identity package.
Featured elements include multiple flexible meeting areas for informal design reviews, adaptive workstations that allow staff expansion, and full integration of state-of the-art technology for individual work areas and presentation spaces.