A Tour of Atlassian’s Stylish Austin Office
Atlassian is an Australian based software company that develops products for software developers, project managers, and content management. While headquartered in Sydney, Australia, Atlassian has offices around the world. This one is located in Austin, Texas and was designed by lauckgroup.
“G’day Y’all” is the welcome you receive when entering Atlassian’s Austin outpost. The design team was challenged to create a raw and loft-like feel in a first generation building. The project designer and client worked closely to create a flexible plan with a monumental stair at its heart, serving as the hub of energy for the space. The stair serves as a sculptural element as well as functional; it encourage clients and employees to socialize and congregate on a tiered platform auditorium and bar height seating. In addition, ancillary spaces are scattered throughout the plan including 2 large break rooms overlooking Lady Bird Lake, a hospitality bar that serves as Atlassian’s “upscale coffee house” serving beer and coffee, a game room, numerous open lounge areas, bicycle storage, showers, quiet zones, and 2 outdoor terraces. The floor plan was developed with flexibility in mind; all desks are mobile sit-to-stand; and power/data is distributed throughout the workspace every 7 feet from ceiling-mounted power sources. Pops of color along transitions and thresholds throughout the space contribute to wayfinding and further accent feature areas. The materials palette utilizes natural and regional materials such as hickory pecan wood in combination with more coarse materials such as reclaimed brick and shou-sugi-ban (burned wood). Finishes were carefully selected to minimize high VOC content to ensure the design complied with Austin Energy Green Build standards”, says lauckgroup