Hewitt Associates

A new downtown flagship consulting office to energize the business in order for Hewitt to become leaders in their industry. This project received an Honorable Mention in the ASID Awards in 2009

The client wanted an inspirational and collaborative environment to complement their corporate culture and to accommodate various working styles.  Our strategy was to create a workplace that exuded a professional, high-energy atmosphere, with an urban edge.

Our approach was to utilize asymmetry and variety in order to keep the user stimulated throughout the space. This can be seen in the diversity of formal and informal collaboration spaces, application of finishes and furnishings, and ceiling and lighting features.  As a result, their new environment has engaged and evoked a sense of pride in every associate, surpassing the client’s business objectives.

The new downtown location announces to clients and associates that Hewitt is a key player in the market and growing, therefore attracting and retaining key talent. The design of the space itself reflects Hewitt’s culture (modern and environmentally-focused, with leading-edge technology) and accommodates its working style (a variety of collaborative working areas). The quality of finishes and access to technology have created pride in the workplace, and areas such as the huddle rooms, reflection room, cafe and lounge have engaged the associates. The overall result is a space that enhances both the clients’ and associates’ “Hewitt Experience.”