A Tour of Indeed’s Sleek New Scottsdale Office
Indeed, a technology company that operates the world’s largest job site, recently opened a new office in Scottsdale, Arizona, designed by architectural firms Specht Architects and Corgan.
“There were a couple of extremely tall areas with a lot of windows. These became Indeed’s “Town Hall” spaces where meetings and dining occur. An area with a long, linear skylight became the “Main Street” through the space, with a coffee shop, game room, and other amenities. Workspaces within the adjacent windowless areas were configured to draw light from the bright main street while still maintain a feeling of privacy. Other parts of the office had a greenhouse-like perimeter — these ‘window areas’ were crafted into casual meeting areas. The workspaces were moved from the very bright areas to the darker interior of these parts of the floor, allowing light to filter in without direct sunlight and glare. Materials and forms chosen for the office reflect the local environment of Scottsdale, and updates the dated 1990’s appearance of the existing mall. The history of the place wasn’t completely eliminated, but integrated into something new and fresh. Rusted steel, terra-cotta plaster, and light wood elements blend with the sage green 1990’s-era window and skylight frames forming a seamless whole. This is not a space that has the feeling of a retrofit or reluctant re-use, but dynamically embraces and celebrates its unusual nature,” said Specht Architects
- Location: Scottsdale, Arizona
- Date completed: 2019
- Design: Specht Architects, Corgan
- Construction and photos: Novo Construction