Once an eyesore, the Ambler Boiler House has preserved its historic feel while employing alternative design features in a multi-tenant workplace setting that the DiD Agency now calls home, writes Jacqueline Tanner for the Philadelphia Business Journal.
The building, remodeled several years ago by Heckendorn Shiles Architects, is now filled with six different companies, including DiD.
“DiD’s tenant space on the second and third floors of the Ambler Boiler House allowed us to incorporate a communicating wood slab stairway and architectural plastered wall, connecting the two offices floors,” said Matt Heckendorn, principal at Heckendorn Shiles Architects.
The advertising agency worked closely with the architectural firm to create an environment that would help attract and retain creative talent and foster teamwork. The design carefully plans social spaces, as opposed to usual work zones, highlighting DiD’s brand identity throughout the entire office space.
“The space has been able to evolve with us, as we have grown considerably over the past several years,” said Patty Henhoeffer, DiD’s senior vice president. “The many nooks and breakout areas have proved invaluable as conference rooms are always at a premium.”
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