In collaboration with Revel Architecture & Design and Zogenix, a biopharmaceutical company providing therapeutic solutions to patients with neurological conditions, Lesley created a unique workplace design that embodies the company’s values and mission, which was driven by the neurology of the connective tissue of the brain.
Just as neurons provide electric charge to the human body, lighting draws an architectural parallel by bringing a space to life. Lesley identified three opportunities as points of experiential connectivity: two circulation corridors linking the north and south open office spaces act as “connective tissue,” while the reception area is representative of “the brain.” To show the significance of these moments, each is embedded with a custom light fixture abstracted from the geometry of brain waves – a subtle nod to Zogenix’s commitment to neurological therapeutic solutions.
Lighting became the central driver within the open office as well – reinterpreted with an innovative lighting solution that deviates aesthetically and functionally from traditional lighting systems. Rigid stems provide a geometric formative network for a system of magnetic luminaires. Linear tubes supply overall functional lighting, while adjustable spotlights allow flexibility for more specific tasks. Embracing the rigid stem construction, Revel exercised strategic coordination to plan deliberate openings for mechanical equipment.
Architect of Record: Revel Architecture & Design
Photographer: Emily Hagopian
Building Core & Reception
Activated circulation corridors
The reception area is indicative of “the brain" - acting as the central hub for the office.
A bespoke millwork screen was designed to house a custom light fixture.
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