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Retrofit: Residential Unit Is Transformed into Office Space

Retrofit: Residential Unit Is Transformed into Office Space

Retrofit highlighted Ghafari’s design of an office space for Full Circle, a marketing and design agency based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, in a recent article. The project involved the adaptive reuse of an existing residential unit into a functional workplace, working within the confines of the 5,600 SF space.

During the demolition phase, the team discovered many infrastructural surprises, which would ultimately change the design approach. The client and team had to be flexible and work quickly to find solutions to challenges that continued to arise throughout the life of the project.

The building’s existing conditions allowed the team to create a distinctive space that exposed the raw history of the building and created a contemporary space that reflects the client’s daily workflow. The renovated office space provides Full Circle’s team with a variety of environments, including open office space, private offices, collaboration space, a mix of formal and informal conference / meeting spaces, and a break area with a more casual gathering space.

Check out the Retrofit article here.