Skip to content
AIA Detroit Rock Ventures 1 Hero
Article |

Rock Ventures HQ Featured in Interior Design’s 2023 “Best of Design” Book

Rock Ventures HQ Featured in Interior Design’s 2023 “Best of Design” Book

The Rock Ventures + Rock Family of Companies Headquarters was featured in Interior Design’s 2023 “Best of Design” book. Ghafari served as architect of record on the project, working in partnership with interior design firm Pophouse.

Located in the heart of downtown Detroit, the Rock Ventures headquarters unites a collection of teams supporting a diverse portfolio of companies, split between two floors of new office space totaling 50,000 SF. Designed with the philosophy that progress happens at the intersection of ideas, this transformative space allows for open communication and collaboration, linking together the teams who work to support the entire family of companies.

The investment in the future of the company and the success, health, and overall wellbeing of their team members are represented throughout the office, which accommodates a variety of open and closed workspaces, breakout areas, a chef’s kitchen and team kitchens, a wellness / mother’s suite, boardroom, auditorium, and monumental stair.

AIA Detroit Rock Ventures 4 Body

Natural light streams through the open office areas, while wood accents and neutral colors create a feeling of warmth throughout the space. The showpiece of the workplace is a monumental spiral staircase in the central hub that not only connects the lower and upper levels of the office, but also creates serendipitous opportunities for employees who don’t normally work together to come into contact.

AIA Detroit Rock Ventures 2 Body

The award-winning project has received an Interior Design “Best of Year” Award, an AIA Detroit Honor Award, the Architectural Woodwork Institute’s “Award of Excellence”, and a Detroit Design Award.

Check out Interior Design’s “Best of Design” book here.

AIA Detroit Rock Ventures 3 Body