Redesigning our office was a terrific opportunity to make the best use of our resources for our own use. It was an opportunity to not only be the designer; we are the owner and contractor as well. We plan to be using this space for many years to come. The design and construction effort was truly collaborative. All four of us discussed our needs and we synthesized our ideas into an office space which we all enjoy. We made the best use of our resources by reusing products in creative ways, and carefully selecting any new materials.
As the former office of Carl A. Strauss and Associates, the space was well conceived for two draftspeople and one principal. Now we are four people – two partners, two project managers, and drafting is no longer our primary drawing medium, so the new office is designed to effectively serve our new needs.