Inside Beehive Strategic Communication’s New St. Paul Office
Strategic communication firm Beehive Strategic Communication hired Studio BV to design their new office in St. Paul, Minnesota.
“The Beehive team is a family. This concept focuses on the team that makes the hive come to life. The connections that each person has to the organization as well as to each other. These moments are supported with soft places to gather, soft colors and details. These connections are fostered in the common spaces of the office, the coffee bar, work lounge and open work areas.
“The design concept is about the connections that create the community,” said Betsy Vohs, Studio BV Founder and CEO. “The handmade tile, the handmade wood island and locally made lighting all contribute to the enhanced human experience in the space.”
The design creates soft places to rest, retreat and be creative. The textures and colors are light and bright which contrast to the raw nature of the old warehouse architecture.
“There is a bright, warm and welcoming feeling you get when you enter the space,” said Vohs. “This is the same way the people at Beehive make their team and visitors feel when working with them. The energy of a space is the intangible component of the design. That comes from the building, the light, the people and the behaviors and actions in the space.” The best we can do as a design team is to create a platform for our clients to do their best work and make physical a representation of their brand and values.”
- Location: St. Paul, Minnesota
- Date completed: 2022
- Size: 7,500 square feet
- Design: Studio BV
- Photos: Corey Gaffer