Tasked with converting a cavernous 75,000-SF data center into functional—and creative—workspace, our design strategists turned to an even bigger idea for inspiration: a drive through a national park. A highly technical space outfitted with nearly 100 individual workstations and a 120-foot wall of LED monitors, the operations center is home to a team of analysts responsible for 24/7 real-time data tracking and monitoring. Long, wide corridors—featuring custom wall coverings designed to look like layered stone—evoke a meandering drive, complete with “overlook” stops along the way: a collection of communal break zones, touchdown huddles, and glass-enclosed conference rooms act as dedicated space for team collaboration and solo recharge time. Charred wood walls (a nod to cabins and campfires) punctuate the space, which is full of casual, flexible furnishings like picnic tables and booth seating. Our team worked to incorporate the company’s overarching brand standards throughout. The end result brings the space down to human scale while simultaneously responding to the growing needs of modern workers.