The Kawasaki Motors headquarters in Foothill Ranch, Calif., has received the 2017 REmmy Award for Innovative Workplace over 50,000 sq. ft. from the Southern California chapter of CoreNet Global, the premier association for corporate real estate professionals. Tangram Interiors was a member of the team engaged for the project, which also included the design firm of H. Hendy Associates and project managers Hahn Partners.
The extensive project encompassed some 120,000 sq. ft. and included more than 250 workstations, reception lobby, conference rooms and cafe area. Steelcase products incorporated into the project included Answerworkstations, media:scape meeting and conferencing technology, and ancillary furnishings.
“It was a pleasure working with Kawasaki and our partners on this very exciting project,” said Tangram Account Executive Stephanie Dickson. “There was nothing ‘cookie cutter’ or standard about it, which is exactly the kind of challenge we love. It was fast paced and complex until the very end, and it turned out beautifully.”
One of the extraordinary challenges of the project was Kawasaki’s commitment to allow all its employees to choose their workstation from a set of seven “typicals.” This complexity required careful planning and very close logistical coordination as well as extensive design time to show each workstation in place as selected by the employees.
In addition, some of the installation had to be accomplished in areas where lighting had yet to be installed. Plus, close synchronization with the contractor and other trades was needed in order to meet a tight deadline for completion.
Complementing its core furniture offering, Tangram Interiors operates five business units for a complete approach to workplace design and installation: flooring, architecture walls, custom furniture, move management and technology. The Tangram Studio division is focused on custom and co-designed workplaces, while Tangram Technology creates unified ecosystems incorporating audiovisual, acoustics, lighting and sound masking. This range of services allows for a top-to-bottom approach that places each aspect of office planning, design and installation under careful consideration to maximize utility and comfort for the people who make organizations run.
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About Tangram Interiors
Tangram is a flagship dealership for Steelcase, Inc., and the leading interior solutions provider in Southern California with offices in Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino, Riverside, Kern and Fresno counties. The company has nurtured a collaborative and people-focused culture in the belief that people fuel innovation. That culture has led to the organic growth of five business units that complement the firm’s core furniture offering: flooring, fabrication, custom furniture, move management and technology. www.tangraminteriors.com.