DETROIT LIVES! / LUNAR NORTH
These two companies (video production and motion graphics) are housed in the old Detroit Stock Exchange space inside the Penobscot building. A few main ideas guided our way through the space: paying homage to the history of the building by playing up original features and fixtures; taking advantage of and enjoying the natural light and incredible views, perched at the top of the Penobscot; and drawing attention to the volume of the space. In the central community space, shared by both companies, we created a voluminous common area for movie screenings, gatherings, ping pong, and kitchen use, leaving up the original ticker, which we painted and made usable for client messaging and employee fun. We added a platform around the top of the room, much like an indoor fire escape, to access the ticker as well as incredible views. We advised on the mural they designed themselves, which pulls from collective employee interests and offers cheeky wayfinding.