Gary Community Investment (GCI) is a start-up venture that invests in “innovative organizations that catalyze economic and social change”. GCI relocated from its previous offices with an oil exploration company to the Union Station redevelopment – attracting a young and innovative workforce and connecting more closely to the community. For this organization that anticipates growth, flexibility is a key component. Architectural walls allow offices to be visually connected to the space while additional offices can be added with minimal disruption.
The sense of community is a vital part of the culture and there are a variety of formal and informal collaboration spaces. A connecting multi-purpose area and break room open up for larger gatherings. Local sustainable materials, saturated colors, exposed concrete and open ceilings create a unique, inviting space.