Skender, a construction industry disruptor, imagined a highly collaborative workplace in a new, progressive and developing neighborhood. Looking to advance their business culture, this move needed a clear vision and rebrand to avoid the risk of negatively affecting retention and recruitment.
The new space tells the story of Skender’s transformation into a leading tech construction company. It differentiates them from the competition. In the heart, a central hub reflects their vision of connecting people to foster their vibrant culture. The flexible hub walls unfold to accommodate high-energy workshops, town halls, and external events. Embedded in the fabric are comfortable, contextual and hard-working materials that echo the grittiness and historical nature of the neighborhood.
A buzz has been generated, influencing a high volume of tours that attract new clients and the best and brightest talent.
From the face wall (expressing the vibrant culture of their office), to the lean coffee wall (that allows their employees to express their creative freedom), the message is always about their people.
Five neighborhoods of height adjustable workstations including a variety of adjacent meeting spaces made up the fabric of the open plan. The close adjacency to the team provided the agility required to support their fast-paced work.
This inspired a design where they sit together at a large table in a shared office. The space looks into the open plan through a clear glass wall, giving the staff visual access to the leadership group. It’s a testament to the comradery of the leadership team and transparent nature of their leadership style.