At NJ Institute of Technology the gargoyles preserved in the restoration of the Gothic Central King Building presented a challenge to the construction. Similarly OFS Brands’ solutions met the design challenge to support the technology requirements, respect the “academic gargoyles” and create an atmosphere where high thinking would be stimulated by the correlating furniture and finishes.
We love to help people create incredibly welcoming, comfortable, and productive places. Read through a curated collection of recent case studies.
This local Dallas business supports the US housing finance system, ensuring reliable and affordable mortgage funds across the country. To match demand and growth, they decided to move their office across northern DFW to better assist their growing staff. Today, the new office houses over 500 employees, focusing on technology to aid hybrid conferencing, a variety of workspaces to encompass human needs, and dynamic design details that reflect the brand identity and provide easy wayfinding.
Wellness, engagement, and community were this company's top priority in welcoming their employees back to the office post-pandemic. Abundant natural light, biophilic elements, and a well-thought-out layout combine to foster a warm, dynamic environment that employees can be proud of.
Located in Kansas City, this government office needed a refresh to create a homeful, up-to-date space for its employees to thrive. Together in partnership with Messerschmidt Inc and key designers from Kansas City, they designed a space that would help staff focus, connect, or discover according to their needs throughout the day. Combined with pops of color, easy access to power, a centralized cafe, and views of the city, this is a space for people to choose how they work best.
Location: Kansas City, MO
Designers: Heather Edwards, Kim Crane
Architect: GSA KC
Rep Group: Messerschmidt Inc.
Strom Law’s Barrister Hall was designed as one of the first legal co-working communities. With over 10,000 square feet of flexible workspace, a variety of legal firms can come together in one office to share insights, innovate, and connect with others. Built with state-of-the-art technology and ample amenities, this space was designed to support the legal community however they work best. With spaces ranging from private offices to conference rooms to lounge areas, each member can choose what fits them.
Aims Community College wanted to create a one-stop shop for their Greeley, Colorado campus, where students could come for a variety of resources. The Student Commons houses areas for enrollment, assessment, academic testing, transcript processing, advising, financial aid, and payment in one place, meaning it needed to support a variety of work styles and needs. In collaboration with Hord Coplan Macht, OfficeScapes, and the Aims Community College team, we created touchdown areas, meeting areas, and even focus spaces to support students throughout their journey.
Pearl Mini-IVF Fertility Clinic converted a former bank suite into an IVF clinic to support the local community. Chosen for its central location, the building had to be heavily adapted to fit the temperature, humidity, and equipment requirements needed for the clinic. Once the logistical part of the space was complete, the team envisioned a warm, colorful, inviting space that would make patients and staff feel welcome. Through the use of natural colors and vibrant murals, they designed the perfect space.
Location: San Diego, CA
Architect: Ware Malcomb
Construction: David Lawson
Photographer: Haley Hill Photography
Square footage: 4,700 sf
YKK AP America Inc is a technology-oriented manufacturer of commercial facade systems, residential doors, and windows. Their team builds upon the foundation of advanced engineering to provide innovative solutions. In partnership with Nelson Worldwide, they relocated their American headquarters to Atlanta, Georgia, imagining a space that would appeal to both current and future employees. The overall aesthetic of the space was curated to balance modern elements with timeless natural materials, featuring a color and material palette of warm earth tones.
Location: Atlanta, GA
Design/Architecture: Nelson Worldwide
Dealer: CWC Atlanta
Square footage: 20,000 sf
Colonial Pipeline needed a centralized, secure place for their headquarters after outgrowing their previous offices. They decided to build a new space to meet all their needs, supplying 630,000 square feet of office space. With dynamic design touches mimicking pipelines through the use of moss + lighting, the space carries brand touchpoints and beauty to inspire employees. The company also ensured plenty of flexible office space, including meeting rooms, private offices, multiple cafe areas, all equipped with extensive security to protect their work.
Step inside Huntingburg Public Library, in the heart of Southern Indiana. This library serves the residents of the area by providing resources to meet their educational, informational, and cultural needs. Inside, users can find adaptable places for connection, focus, or restoration. With beautiful natural light and thoughtful craftsmanship, the space offers flexible workspace for remote workers, students, and families.
Location: Huntingburg, IN
The new American Indian Hall at Montana State University represents a place of honor, recognition, restoration, and education on the university’s campus. Crafted in partnership with the vision of alumni Dennis Sun Rhodes and Jim Dolan, this new hall serves as a home for native students as well as office and educational space for the Department of Native American Studies.
Montana State University hosts over 800 Native American students, so this space, complete with a communal kitchen, drum room, classrooms, offices, Native art gallery, and a student commons provide space for students to study, connect, and build community. The hall also serves as a bridge between American Indians and other cultures on campus by welcoming visitors to explore art, find knowledge, explore gardens, interact with Indigenous wisdom, and more.
Shoutout to everyone who made this incredibly inspiring project possible, but especially Dennis Sun Rhodes, Jim Dolan, and local tribal elders, who guided the authentic design.
Location: Bozeman, Montana
Architect: Think1 Architects
Contractor: Swank Enterprises
Dealer: Contract Design Associates
Rep Group: VPI Rep
Independent Contractor: Kath Williams + Associates
Designed in partnership with Sheehan Nagle Hartray Architects and BOS, the team worked together to unify three separate sections of the St. Charles Public Library to integrate with the original Carnegie Library (built in 1908). Today, the space is more user-friendly, incorporates more natural light, and includes meeting spaces, public seating, study rooms, and dedicated youth spaces. These enhancements foster a space where young and old can come to learn and create together. We were proud to provide furniture for bright pops of color throughout the beautiful architectural structure.
Florence-Darlington Technical College moved into The Continuum, a new 46,000 sf building constructed in partnership with The Darla Moore Foundation and Francis Marion University. Designed as a regional center for education and workforce development, the facility offers students a broad spectrum of educational options from technical certifications to traditional degrees. Together with the design team, they envisioned an educational system that could effectively support the needs of local businesses and empower students with practical skills to fit these roles. Today, the Continuum offers revolutionary educational opportunities to South Carolina.
Location: Lake City, SC
Architect: McMillan Pazdan Smith
Engineering: Seamon Whiteside
Ceiling + Wall solutions: Armstrong Ceilings
Construction: Thompson Turner Construction
Photographer: Kristopher Decker, Firewater Photography
Ameredev, an independent E&P company, sought to create a new office in Austin, TX, that would reflect Southwestern design inspired by the Permian Basin. Sixthriver chose finishes, art, accessories, plants, and more to mimic natural earth tones and textures. They even incorporated a cross-sectional map of the Permian Basin and successfully crafted a dynamic, sleek, contrasting, refined, and earthy space to reflect the client’s vision.
Inspired by Steve Spurriers’ successful football career with the Gators, Scott + Cormia envisioned a restaurant where they would raise the bar of interior and architectural design to craft a high-end sports bar that felt elegant and inviting. With warm textiles and natural materials, the space feels both upscale and casual. They chose to include OFS for the classic, simple, lines and wide selection of lounge and cafe furniture options. Today, furniture, architecture, and design work together to create a restaurant that brings people together.
This government medical client was looking to design and furnish a new 200,000 square foot healthcare center to provide a welcoming and comfortable environment for veterans. The building sought to bring together all local outpatient services under one roof, streamlining the healthcare process for local veterans. We are proud to say that with the help of John A Marshall Co, we were able to help the client achieve their goals on time, despite the pandemic and supply chain issues. We are proud to be a part of this state-of-the-art facility.
Location: Tulsa, OK
Design firm: John A Marshall Co
Interior Designers: Ripple Effect Design, JPL & Associates
Architect: Perkins Eastman
Contractors: Link Group Consulting, SASD Development
Photography: Mel Willis Photography