VergesRome Architects | New Orleans

Associated Office Systems Offices

An energetic and creative tenant build-out enabled the AOS Office and Showroom to become an ideal setting for new product launches for the New Orleans design community. Answering the challenge to design a space that could merchandise the range of contract furnishings and balance workplace and showroom, the design carefully integrates systems furniture to serve double duty.

In its 6,000 SF space, every component of the design functions at multiple levels and creates a distinguished identity with unique function. Bright color envelops the entrance wall like a theatrical backdrop, then folds up to become a floating ceiling enlivening the conference space at the opposite end of the visitor experience. Glazed overhead doors at the entry and conference room support the dual program by joining spaces and allowing free-flowing circulation from one area to the next. Flooring accents and ceiling treatment delineate and emphasize the exhibition space over circulation zones.