Three Ways To Run
O+A based its design on three runners—each representing a different form of exertion, each requiring a different kind of space. One hits the track—four crisp laps in designated lanes. Another runs in the street past landmarks and neighbors. The third takes off on a trail through the woods. O+A adopted these runs as metaphors for the kinds of spaces the office would provide. The trail is studio space and collaboration rooms where explorations and improvisations take place; the street is the central concourse with its landmark rig rooms and public meeting areas; the track is refined space dedicated to a single purpose.