Horizon Media, the largest privately held media company in the country, needed a drastic change to their office space due to immense growth. Situated on 9 different floors in 3 different buildings, no sense of identity existed despite their mission statement of "making meaningful connections between people." A+I's work with Horizon began with an intensive programming phase, concurrent with the real estate search, which concluded with the determination that moving downtown was both the right real estate and cultural move for the company. The resultant space consisted of three floors that were connected physically and visually by an open staircase. Because both flights of stairs are configured in a straight run, from the 16th reception one can see all the way to the 14th floor social space. Visitors and employees therefore get an immediate sense of the working environment of the company, not just the usual reception and boardroom.