Thysse honored by IIDA Wisconsin
Winning projects are deemed to have successfully addressed design challenges and responded to client needs, demonstrated successful incorporation of materials and interior finishes into the overall design, used design elements including architectural details, lighting, and furnishings to appropriately to strengthen overall design and support the design concept, represent innovation and originality in design, incorporate a clear design concept throughout the overall design.
At Thysse, we worked to create a new facility that would seamlessly integrate their business and production components, while embracing the natural surroundings of the marsh. Circulation and functional layout were critical, with a central lobby that had to serve as both an identifiable entry point for a branded visitor experience and as a connector between multi-level distinct work environments and the production floor.
In the lobby, a monumental staircase has both impact and function. The upper levels are linked along the exterior glass walls that serves as important features for viewing the natural marsh, as well as, connecting the office with the production facility. Micro-environments for work areas were individually considered and designed to accommodate unique functions, such as sales, design, customer service, and accounting. These open spaces better allowed for collaboration between employees. Each space has views to the exterior and marsh; patio areas at both first and second levels provide direct access to the exterior and the bike path connection. Deep overhangs protect these areas and address the marsh in their orientation.
The elevated design studio created a tiered seating opportunity and allowed for an intimate, collaborative work environment between employees. Additional, open collaboration spaces throughout the office area provide opportunities to connect informally.
The new interior of Thysse includes a breakroom with a fireplace, and an operable window wall that allows outdoor patio meetings and social activities. On the second floor, there is a multi-purpose meeting room equipped with a bar, it serves an informal meeting space for clients and Friday Happy Hours.