Ogilvy & Mather
Ogilvy & Mather is one of the largest marketing communications networks in the world. The firm clearly recognizes that there are parallels between the creativity required to exceed their clients’ expectations and the creativity they must stimulate and support in their own workplace. Together with NELSON, the Ogilvy & Mather Atlanta office explored issues such as global connectivity, cultural diversity, collaboration and flexibility in a Digital Lab environment that may influence the development of all future Ogilvy workspaces.
The Atlanta office features a mix of spaces for formal and impromptu collaboration, enclosed conference rooms and phone booths for privacy, as well as open, bench-style workstations. In fact, everyone from the President to the most junior staff person utilizes the same style workstation in different zones on the floor. Folding walls that connect conference rooms to café spaces, large, bar-height worktables, open pin-up spaces and cozy, semi-private corners tucked away with soft seating provide a broad range of flexibility for large gatherings and one-on-one discussions.
The space is highly branded with Ogilvy’s red, black and gray palette. Open ceilings and concrete floors provide a contemporary flavor while the built-in reception desk and curved walls provide architectural interest and modern furnishings lend comfort with multiple options for configuration in the various work areas. Throughout the entire space, floor to ceiling windows provide access to natural light and offer breathtaking views.
The new open-space style of working is helping to advance efforts with colleagues, clients and constituents globally. In conjunction with the HITT Contracting team, this project also won an "Award of Merit" in the Associated Builders & Contractors Excellence in Construction Awards.