Inside Ingenium’s Elegant New Sydney Office
Ingenium, a construction law firm that provides legal services in construction, engineering and development, recently hired architecture firm Amrish Maharaj Architect to design their new office in Sydney, Australia.
“Being a new business, the client required a functional and professional address for clients to visit. The initial brief included the functional requirements of a reception area, private boardroom, offices and an open-planned workspace for future growth. The client required a strategic solution to consolidate the two separate tenancies, to ensure they were both appropriately utilised and coherent. The architect added an additional level of brief, which included the creation of a fresh, vibrant and reliable office space that reflected the values of the new business. The main challenge of the project was the physical separation of the two key spaces around the main residential entry to the building. In addition, the building design resulted in a number of unique challenges in planning internal spaces around a restricted and confused floor plate. The solution lay in defining the private and public areas of the workspace, and understanding the internal processes of the business. A main reception area was located at entry, and within close proximity to the private and open-planned office spaces, in order to be the first point of contact for guests. Clients are greeted, and guided to the board room, located in the second separate tenancy for private and confidential meetings. Planning was meticulously worked in with the unique floor plate to create functional and well planned spaces, while celebrating otherwise unusable areas through a series of strategically layered material selection.”