Hudson Institute is a think tank charged with challenging conventional thinking, and because of this, the client wanted to take the opportunity of the new space to encourage collaboration, modernize its facilities, and expand outreach capabilities.
Reflecting Hudson’s culture, the design team created a space that is sophisticated but not opulent. Drawing a line from public to private spaces, the ceiling element features a band of reclaimed wood— providing a subtle and alluring architectural procession. Combining natural elements of wood and stone with formative materials like metal and glass, our design team layered textures throughout the space to communicate interaction. To promote greater productivity and reinforce interaction of staff, open lounge areas and huddle rooms were centrally located. Technology components and Wi-Fi were integrated into the flexible conference area to support panel discussions, events, and receptions.
Hudson Institute’s new headquarters is the linchpin in their ambitious growth strategy and provides an invaluable tool to showcase their work and expand their public profile.