Having outgrown its former head office, the organization was seeking to build a new facility that would drive the vibrance of an outdoor culture, support MEC’s values, promote collaboration, and enable adaptability for expansion in the future.
Inter-connected workspaces ensure collaboration between work teams and high-degree of operational efficiency. Spaces with soft seating offer ideal settings for spontaneous or planned meetings. Adjustable worksurfaces let people choose to sit or stand while they work.
People have powerful, personal motivations for being active outdoors: challenge, camaraderie, exploration, or simply health and fitness. Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC) is the outdoor retailer that inspires and enables them to lead active outdoor lifestyles.
Key space planning objectives were to create environments that supported multiple workstyles as well as a high degree of collaboration. The new workspace would both enable and represent the culture shift the organization desired for the nearly 400 people who work there.
Several unique spaces embody MEC’s active lifestyle brand and culture. The fourth-floor cafeteria with adjacent garden draws employees up through the building where they can gather and socialize.
An atrium space with a feature stairway gives people connectivity and visibility right in the heart of the building’s 112,000 square foot space, enabling sight lines and connection among people.
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