We’re excited to announce that the OZ-designed Alteryx office in Broomfield, Colorado was just named a 2016 CODAawards Top 100 winner! CODA, which stands for Collaboration of Design + Art, award winners are selected by an international jury of leaders in the design, architecture and art fields. The award honors the projects around the world that most successfully integrate and highlight commissioned art into an interior, architectural or public space.
When Alteryx, a global data analytics company, hired OZ in 2014 to design a new, 20,000 square foot regional office in the Interlocken business park, our goal was to transform it from a typical, traditional and uninspiring office into a distinctive work environment that would meet the needs of this incredibly innovative and far from corporate client, while also showcasing the company’s identity and culture.
One prominent element of the space is its exposed concrete ceiling and columns. Together with Alteryx, OZ decided to use these as a canvas for edgy, urban art created by local graffiti artists. We also incorporated other impactful art and images throughout – such as a portrait of Albert Einstein, a bird taking flight, hexagons, and chemical formulas – to help generate a feeling of excitement and energy and serve as a creative reflection of the “quick thinking” that Alteryx demonstrates as a leader in the tech industry. The Thinker portrait was specifically designed to incorporate coding used by Alteryx and is located in a prominent collaboration area where employees gather for critical thinking.
Because Alteryx uses “agile program development”, OZ integrated multiple, technology-friendly breakout zones that can be employed by the company’s scrum teams. An open break room includes another atypical design element – bleachers – which are the perfect place for “all-hands” meetings or other large group presentations. A bold but neutral background was utilized for the rest of the office, allowing the art and other architectural features like staggered walls and collaborative spaces to serve as the primary focal points.
The final product exemplifies the best of what can happen when artists, architects, and clients collaborate creatively. We are thrilled with the outcome and pleased that CODA has recognized our use of art in the built environment.
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