Cool offices: Greystar offices in Charleston, USA
LS3P has developed a new office design for real estate company Greystar located in Charleston, South Carolina.
This 6,500 SF corporate suite for a young, energetic, fast-growing business created a new headquarters in one of the first “skyscrapers” in historic Charleston, SC.
The client, a real estate company providing investment, development, construction, and property management services, required an open-office environment for its employees to capitalize on the “trading-floor” energy of the young staff.
The space, which occupies the 3rd and 4th floors of its 1910 building, offered opportunities to showcase both neoclassical details and contemporary interventions.
Preserving views of the historic neighborhood rooftops was a key design goal, and became the desired “parti” for interior space planning. The design puts a modern spin on the conventional configuration of private perimeter offices and open-plan interiors.
In this floor plan, open workspaces line the perimeter, with executive offices at the core. Sleek, steel-and-glass partitions stretch from the reclaimed heart-pine floor to the exposed ceiling, creating a sense of transparency and maximizing views.
The open-plan workstations, crafted of cypress wood in classic profiles, stay low to encourage collaboration and communication.