BCCI’s team worked closely with architecture firm Studio O+A to resolve constructability challenges prior to the start of an interiors renovation to transform a warm shell 2nd floor space into an inspiring office. “Unconventional” may be the best word to describe the digs of Capital One Labs’ creative team in San Francisco. A deviation from the typical financial firm workplace with cubicles and perimeter offices, the open floor plan, compromised of a classroom, meeting rooms, and communal lounge space, is vibrant and playful with exposed ceilings and ductwork, polished concrete floors, painted steel beams and natural wood accents. No private offices exist here; however, sliding barn door partitions were installed throughout the space to create flexible, small and large meeting areas. A new bright yellow feature staircase was added in the center of the office to connect the 2nd and existing 3rd floor, and a small ladder on the 2nd floor leads to a sleeping nook so employees have a place to catch some shuteye.
All through the interiors build-out, BCCI’s construction team presented cost saving solutions to minimize potential change orders as the design evolved. Despite scope changes, the final project was completed within five percent of the initial estimate.