focused on collaboration, branding, and lighting
The new headquarters has boosted Schaefer's ability to attract and retain talent, and despite facing a new and longer commute for some, staff members have adapted well and enjoy the workspace. Collaboration is increasing, and productivity is improving. Schaefer has also received an encouraging positive reaction from visitors and new hires.
We now have a headquarters that we believe will continue to attract new people, excite our clients, and inspire our team.
Unique to this project, Schaefer employees personally built some of the office furniture and architectural elements, such as the custom ping pong table and conference table.
BHDP worked in tandem with SketchBlue, Kimberly O Design, and Terrex Construction on the concept for this project. Although it was a major challenge to collaborate across a large team of design firms and contractors, BHDP helped connect all partners and their contributions without losing the design intent. Communication and flexibility allowed the team to coordinate design elements and work within budget so client expectations could be met.