Tecton Architects Inc.
HOBI Award – Best Commercial Rehab
BAHV Pinnacle Award - Best Commercial Interior Project
Murphy Brothers Contracting transformed a former health and fitness club into a state of the art publishing headquarters, making it easier to coordinate and collaborate their staffs, all under one beautiful roof. The architect wanted to give the center of the office a New York loft feel, with pendant lighting and no ceiling, producing a sleek and contemporary look with open office areas, dark flooring, light walls and warmed up with touches of wood.
The design makes collaboration natural and easy, also providing a lobby and reception area that’s both inviting and more oriented to receiving visitors. To maximize the natural light, the architect incorporated open spaces around the interior perimeters so the natural day lighting could be appreciated and shared. Harnessing the natural daylight not only has a positive impact on the environment, but a positive psychological impact as well.
From electrical to heating & air conditioning to plumbing, they used environmentally friendly design, making sure to include as many energy efficient solutions as possible. For example we incorporated a high level of control in the mechanical systems, such as the HVAC system, lighting motion sensors so the light automatically shut off when offices are unoccupied, and water-efficient plumbing for reducing water use