Drawing inspiration from traditional industrial workplaces and timber-framed warehouses, the District Office is designed for flexibility, openness, and adaptation over decades as creative industries continue to change. Guided by biophilic design principles and occupant health, this speculative creative office building prioritizes access to natural daylight, connections and views to the neighborhood and landscape, and deeply integrated sustainable design strategies. At six stories, it includes five floors of new office space with ground floor retail and restaurant space along an active multimodal thoroughfare.
Double-height spaces are a hallmark of the District Office – inspired in part by Hacker’s own office studio – lending volume and circulation to the interior environments and allowing tenants to create more intimate office layouts than a typical single-floor plan.
This building embraces its mass timber structure: glue laminated columns and beams and CLT floors are fully visible throughout the interior, a nod to the timber-heavy industrial past of the neighborhood. The light exterior is achieved through a combination of finely textured mortar-washed bricks and ample windows.