Berkadia wanted to renovate their space in Philadelphia, PA to create an Innovation Center, a hub for brainstorming, collaboration, and thought leadership. Located downtown near universities and "Innovation Row," they had the perfect location and support to do so. Together with Meyer Design, OFS, JLL, and D&R, they created soft architecture within the space to provide structure amidst high ceilings and open space. The variety of meeting spaces, from private focus areas to closed collaborative rooms, foster ideation and energizes employees to do their best work.
We love to help people create incredibly welcoming, comfortable, and productive places. Read through a curated collection of recent success stories.
Louisiana State University wanted to create a place of respite and restoration for their football team, the Tigers. Together in collaboration with OFS, HNTB, AOS, and Arkel Constructors, they crafted custom lockers that convert from benches to beds, complete with power, storage, and privacy. They even added a lounge, weight room, theatre, nutritional facility, and pool to create an oasis for football players to connect and rejuvenate between games. We are proud to be a part of this multi-million dollar, state-of-the-art facility.
Montana State University sought to create a new residence hall for the campus, fostering a space for connection and focus for students. The building was designed with a smaller footprint and sustainability in mind, featuring solar panels and maximizing heat retention in winter. They also considered the best way to meet students' needs by creating a variety of different spaces, including study rooms, a central lobby, kitchen, lounge, and connection spaces throughout the residence hall. We were proud to collaborate with SMA Architects, Jackson Contractor Group, and NAC Architects to create a cohesive space for students to thrive.
Leaders at ClosetMaid wanted to update their office building to create a more department-specific, modern space to better support the needs of each employee. With the help of HKS, Hunton Brady, and Common Sense Office Furniture, ClosetMaid chose OFS furniture to bring a warm, homeful feel to their updated office. Together with Hanson Construction, they brought their dream office to life, creating a space that blends modern and homeful, collaborative and private spaces, to help their employees do their best work.
Location: Ocala, FL
Designer: Common Sense Office Furniture
Photographer: Chad Baumer
Brick Avenue Lofts wanted to expand their apartment complex to provide a neighborhood, communal experience, added amenities, and inspiring living spaces for their residents. With the help of Source International Design, ID+A Nashville, Bernhardt Design, Modus Studio, and their internal interior designer Ava Fitzgibbon, they created just that—an apartment complex complete with yoga studios, workout facilities, co-working spaces, a coffee shop, and fun communal spaces. We were proud to be a part of a project with such close attention to design details and the human needs of their residents.
Location: Bentonville, AR
Architect: Modus Studio
Restaurant 365 was growing, so they decided to expand their current building and reinvigorate their new space to best reflect their unique company culture of collaboration and creativity. With the help of an extensive team including members of Tilt by Design, SAA Architects, CDG Builders, The Irvine Company, Source COI, OFS, and more, they created a space full of natural light, pops of color, and a thoughtful combination of focus and collaboration spaces. The Restaurant365 team and employees were so thrilled and inspired by the space that they have even decided to expand further!
Location: Laguna Woods, CA
Architect: SAA Architects
Contractor: CDG Builders
Deseret Digital Media was growing rapidly and wanted to accommodate their growing number of staff while staying inside the same office building. To help, Deseret Digital turned to OFS Interiors to help design and support a larger number of employees through better space planning and more wellness-focused solutions. Together with OFS, the team decided to switch to height-adjustable desks, increase collaborative spaces, and add design detail to give the office a more cohesive feel. Today, the Deseret Digital Media team more comfortably fits and finds value in their workspace.
Wyndham Destinations wanted something fresh and new to support their employees and spur them into a bright future. To start, they enlisted the help of Baskerville Design and OFS to create a space that employs both pops of color and sophistication, enables both privacy and collaboration. Today, this initial 3rd-floor refresh has even developed into plans for the entire building, a testament to the success of the project.
Brinker International Inc. is an American multinational hospitality company that owns well-known restaurant chains like Chilis and Mangiano’s Little Italy. Based in Dallas, Texas, the company had remained in an old building. CEO of Brinker, Wyman Roberts sought to create a new, inspiring space for employees.
With the help of Cushman and Wakefield, they chose Cypress Waters for their new corporate office, a 4 story space on the edge of a lake, suited for 500 Brinker employees. “Our move to Cypress Waters allows us to build and custom design a new campus that provides an inspiring and collaborative environment for our BrinkerHeads.” Wyman Roberts states.
With the help of HKS Architects, OFS furniture, and more, they created a new, beautiful space full of color, collaboration spaces, natural light, and lakeside views. Here is a space where Brinker employees can love coming to work, find inspiration, and easily collaborate with peers to do their best work.
Orangetheory is a fitness franchise based out of Boca Raton, Florida. With fitness centers all around the world, Orangetheory provides group workouts with close attention from personal trainers. To bolster client energy and match branding, they pair bright colors with spaces for connection.
Orangetheory decided to update their headquarters to match the fresh, warm, and energetic feel of their fitness centers. Errez Design jumped at the challenge—deciding to play on the company name—Orangetheory—by placing orange trees throughout the office.
Errez Design chose to work with OFS for the warm and homeful feeling of Eleven wood workstations. To fit the orange trees inside, OFS created customized holes in the Eleven wood workstations for each tree to peek out. Next, bright orange Genus chairs were added to provide playful pops of color throughout the space. Today, the completed space provides employees with ample collaborative space, inspiration, and fun play areas for between-meeting breaks.
The Guardian Building is a monumental skyscraper located in the heart of Detroit, MI. It stands as a historic monument for the city, as it served as the US Army Command Center during World War II and has passed through many tenants, coming to be known as the “Cathedral of Finance” for its high ceilings and intricately detailed architecture.
Beanstalk, a retail management company, reached out to Adam Davis, an independent rep for OFS to help refurbish the Guardian Building lobby. Together, they were able to construct a low-budget space that visitors adore. This furniture pulled inspiration from the beautifully carved ceiling, including vivid colors and warm wood textures.
Adam Davis’ relationship with the management company, combined with carefully selected furniture to fit the budget and unique space, helped OFS win this project and turn the Guardian Building lobby into a versatile, community-loved space.
The North American Mission Board sought a space that better reflected their brand and supported their spatial needs. As a company that helps with church planting, training, and fundraising, they needed to move from private offices to a larger mix between open plan, private office, and collaborative third spaces. They reached out to Myrick Gurosky to help with the design, who also drew Hatcher Schuster into the picture. Hatcher Schuster, a design firm who frequently collaborates with OFS, invited the North American Mission Board team to the Atlanta OFS showroom.
At the showroom, the team was impressed with the combination of great pricing and design detail, falling especially in love with Staks—the perfect blend of collaborative and private workspaces. OFS also belongs to the National IPA contract, which provided a deeper discount—and better use of the NAMB budget. With the contract, extensive breadth of line, and relationship between Hatcher Schuster and OFS, it was the obvious solution. Today, the North American Mission Board team adores their new space as it better highlights the work that they do and supports their future endeavors.
For Source Four’s 35th anniversary, President Jeff Riley decided to revamp and rebrand by creating a new Denver OFS Showroom. They chose an 8,000 square foot space in the Golden Triangle, overlooking the Cherry Creek bike path. Located in the heart of downtown Denver, it provides easy access for the design community and an incredible space for the growing Source Four team. This new space also integrates WELL concepts and Activity Based Design principles to encourage team productivity. In-house designer Haley Koci and the Source Four team came up with a homeful, warm, rich color palette and inviting space design to make the new showroom their own.
Source Four has partnered with OFS for 29 years, aligning on shared culture and family values, and enjoying the breadth and versatility of OFS products. Thus, Source Four immediately chose OFS Furniture wherever possible. The team created several different types of spaces: third space, private office, open plan, and a semi-private office. Source Four’s space also displays a mix of blended modern, conventional design and technology. This not only served as the perfect “home” workspace for associates but provides a great resource for clients to observe the expansive product offerings in an inspirational and compelling space.
The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) sought to create a versatile space that accentuated their location behind Independence Hall. This space needed to seamlessly transition from an open plan to private offices, including spaces for entertainment, connection, and focus.
Despite their variety of needs, Meyer Design sought an efficient and cost effective solution that could accommodate limited design hours. OFS Brands’ array of space solutions and National IPA contract proved perfect to craft a functional, beautiful, and personalized space that went beyond their expectations.
By using the National IPA contract which offers a great pricing structure, there was no reason to send the furniture package to bid. This allowed the design team the time and freedom to fully specify one manufacturer and delve deep into the options they had to offer. The time typically allocated to bidding could now be spent paying attention to details within the design. The overall project was a success and the client is very happy! - Deb Breslow, Principal at Meyer Design
CMA, the Country Music Association, is a tight knit firm with a passion for people and culture. The flexibility of Staks allowed CMA to tailor their furniture to meet their unique requirements. Staks’ ability to offer the privacy and functionality of the conventional workstation, but expressed through a light scale more homeful aesthetic was a way for CMA to show their commitment to their people and how important the workplace is to their culture.
LBMC, a Tennessee-based accounting firm wanted their Nashville office to have a clean and classic aesthetic. Connectivity, collaboration, and flexibility were also core to their planning and furniture selection. Staks was a solution that supported these requirements and offered a seamless transition from the private office to the open plan workstations.
The main lobby features a three-story ceiling fl ooding the space with natural light, while bright colors and modern furniture give the building a hip-vibe. The main public area of the facility includes a large community room that is available for anyone to reserve.
The second fl oor contains several small themed sitting rooms, where employees can meet. Themes include steampunk, beach, underwater, Lego, a "Thought bubble" room and others. There’s also a game room complete with ping pong table and outdoor balcony. The third fl oor houses the executive o ces and several conference rooms.
HR&A is a workplace for an urban planning firm located in a high-rise complex in downtown Los Angeles.
To address their stated need for an open work culture, the design divided the workplace into interlocked pairs of semi-private spaces. There are no traditional private offices. Open and semi-private work areas dovetail with a library, lounge, a phone booth and 2 conference areas. The space frames aerial views of the city, bringing in light and transparency and in a way keeping the planners connected to their city.
Foulger-Pratt Commercial Management engaged architecture and design firm Perkins+Will to portray an image of a progressive company by establishing an inspiring, current, clean and light-filled space as the design drivers. Staks Crossover Casegoods and Staks Benching, along with seating, conference and training tables, provide more types of places to work throughout their space and support their goal to have employees mingle and interact across work groups.
GlenStar Properties, based in Chicago, needed a one stop shop for workstations, private offices, meeting spaces and lounge areas that make spec suites easy, affordable, timeless and cohesive in design.
"OFS Brands was selected for quality of product, design sensibilities and the ability to provide a complete package from one source. OFS Brands’ various divisions allowed the designer to achieve their design vision with a single source." – Craig Schultz, Sales Consultant, Desks Inc.
TechSpace describes themselves as “Amazing office space for entrepreneurs, start-ups, venture capital-backed companies, small to mid-sized businesses and out of the box thinkers”. An alternative to traditional commercial office space, TechSpace provides companies a powerful operating platform combining the best tech connectivity with office spaces that are creative, beautiful and full of community. TechSpace San Francisco and Rapt Studios were looking for a furniture partner that had the ability to live up to the TechSpace mantra, and offer solutions to all types of space: private, open, and public.
Technology innovator, AutoTrader, embraces the "Dev Ops/Agile Work" philosophy promoting high levels of interaction and rapid prototyping. AutoTrader and Hughes Litton Godwin were seeking an open plan platform that enabled fast-paced flexibility to support ever-evolving project teams and work modes common in the ultra-competitive software market.
The Intermix Work collection was developed to support "Agile Work" with simple versatility. Durable, mobile and comfortable, Intermix Work offers a productive, personal workspace in the context of team-oriented planning and objectives. Hughes Litton Godwin leveraged the full portfolio and material options to drive initiatives around branding while accommodating individual needs with social spaces and places to retreat to for focused work.
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.
Utilizing versatile benching products and lounge seating, Clearlink was able to create a high performance space that sets them apart from other online marketing companies. They now have an environment that supports their culture and work styles in open and private settings.
LGA Partners architectural and design firm wanted a product that both compliments their new modern space and provides the appropriate functionality for the services they offer. Staks open plan workstations and private office casegoods with unique storage options, along with Tambient lighting and multiple finish and fabric combinations, made their space a well-designed and enjoyable environment.
Axxess aspired to create a “beautiful space” where employees could thrive and collaborate. Using Staks product we were able to customize each department, giving them the division of space where it was needed. With the inclusion of customized furniture throughout the entire space, we were able to achieve the aesthetic the client desired.
St. Joseph Candler/Ambulatory Services Hub was looking to create a patient-centered space to meet the variety of demands of their facility. The medical center houses areas for ambulatory surgery, robotic technology for non-invasive surgeries, imaging, urgent care, an OBGYM clinic, primary care, a shell space, and a tenet space. These diverse needs required furniture and design that would both support many needs and provide respite for waiting patients and guests. With the help of Gresham Smith, they constructed an inspiring, calming space full of natural light.
Location: Pooler, GA
Architecture and design firm: Gresham Smith
Photography: Sandy DeWitt
Orlando Health’s South Lake Hospital Center decided to open a state-of-the-art outpatient surgery center to provide for patients recovering from extensive surgeries. Through beautiful architectural work by RS&H, the new building incorporates beautiful natural elements like hardwood ceilings, water backdrops, and a mosaic backsplash along with an insightful layout. Together, they furnished patient rooms, pain management centers, and waiting areas to create a comforting and inspiring healing environment.
Location: Orlando, FL
Architecture and design firm: RS&H
Photography: Root Photography
Located in one of the snowiest parts of the Upper Peninsula in Michigan, Marquette’s General Hospital was aging fast, and no longer able to support the needs of a growing city. With the help of Gresham Smith, Skanska, and Closner, they chose a new location in the heart of Marquette to build the new UP Health System. Together with Carolina, they designed a thoughtful space to support the patients of Marquette, complete with breathtaking views of Lake Superior, and organic accents throughout the beautiful, clean, and inspiring new space.
Location: Marquette, MI
Design Firm/Architect: Gresham Smith
Photographer: Chad Baumer
The Baptist Memorial Hospital in Crittenden had served a small rural community in West Memphis for years, but needed more space and resources to accommodate a growing number of patients. Despite these needs, they had an extremely limited budget to achieve all of the enhancements that they required. With the help of ESarch and Carolina, they created a new campus that included additional beds, a cancer center, a more efficient ED overflow system, an indoor-outdoor cafe, and a small chapel—all within budget. Today, the hospital can better serve both the medical staff and patients through their new, inviting and space-efficient space.
Location: West Memphis, TN
Design Firm/Architect: ESarch
Photographer: Chad Mellon
The UC Irvine Medical Center was looking to upgrade the Chao Comprehensive Digestive Disease Center by expanding clinical and support spaces as well as updating the style to feel more light, airy, and welcoming. With the help of Tangram and Tangram’s in-house designer, the team chose Carolina furniture to create cohesive waiting spaces for the newly renovated Center.
Despite the first floor waiting area’s long and thin dimensions, designers used flooring details both inside and out to create the illusion of no-boundaries, complete with floor-to-ceiling windows and the thin frame of Rule of Three seating. Today, the furniture and space maintain a fresh, uplifting place to help patients find more comfort and beauty in healing spaces.
Location: Orange County, CA
Design Firm/Architect: Perkins Eastman
Photographer: Benny Chan
One of the pre-eminent challenges in designing the Inova Women’s Hospital and Inova Children’s Hospital was to create distinct yet complementary identities for each of these institutions sharing the same newly constructed building. OFS Brands offers an extensive, proven line of modern furniture appropriate for a wide range of healthcare spaces from patient rooms to waiting areas to cafés. OFS Brands furniture became part of the design concept, helping the team effectively create the desired soothing, spa-like feel of the women’s areas and highlight the bright, playful motif in the pediatric spaces.
Moffitt McKinley Outpatient Center has helped accommodate the hospital’s growing needs. The facility offers numerous outpatient services, and patients experience a warm and inviting atmosphere. All five floors include large waiting areas that are multi-functional with soft seating, powered tables, game areas, etc. Themed fabric selections were used for way-finding on each floor and added to the overall inviting experience.