Willoughby Design Offices, Kansas City Missouri - architecture and design
Willoughby Design Offices in Kansas City
July 24, 2022
Architects: KEM STUDIO
Location: Kansas City, Missouri, USA
Photos: Bob Greenspan Photography
Willoughby Design Offices, Missouri
Located in the Stockyards District of Kansas City, MO, USA, Willoughby Design?s new offices offer a workplace retreat and client hospitality environment.
The space, seen as a getaway from the blurred home office environment the group experienced during the pandemic, greets visitors first with a café-like lobby environment. This flexible zone allows the group to host clients, parties, and team meetings while providing operable separation to the workspaces beyond.
How did this office design help with both focus and collaboration"
Downsizing from a multi-floor standalone location to a 3,000 sf single-level open office created a unique cultural shift. To provide these creatives the balance of focus and collaboration they need in a single space, dramatic full height and operable curtains divide the space into ?work apartments? with groups of three to five workstations each. The curtains perform triple duty acting as flexible partitions, sound absorbers, and elegant backdrop for the group?s graphic work ? softening the space.
Who are the clients and what’s interesting about them"
Willoughby Design is a curious, hard-working creative team in Kansas City. The firm is led by a new generation of homegrown owner/principals who have been working together for 20+ years at Willoughby. Founded in 1978, we are the longest, continuously running, woman-owned (WBE) brand design firm in the US.
What other features were designed into the office space"
Other features of the office include a built-in coffee machine, a flexible buffet, hosting + display bar outside of the main conference room, a variety of secluded smaller group working spaces, and a loungy collaborative brainst...