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March 2, 2018
Text: Jesse Dorris
Lauckgroup and Revel Architecture & Design Calculate Informatica’s Data-Driven Office
Cloud data management company Informatica had some earthly concerns when opening its new Austin workspace. Its 400 employees required more than 250 workstations. The 35,000-square-foot space was vast but narrow, and needed to be fashionable enough to attract the city’s competitive workforce yet versatile to change with the times.
Luckily, the project’s architect of record, Lauckgroup, was full of ideas, many gathered from post-occupancy analysis of their work on previous Informatica facilities. In collaboration with Revel Architecture & Design, the team conceived a double-layer circulation plan: a concrete-floored main corridor, and a second, carpeted track between open office areas.
“Extra attention went into acoustical design, with full-suite sound masking,” says Revel project architect Riley Bunn. “A changing foot-candle landscape based on function,” offers versatility in lighting design, Bunn says, which is essential in a space where standing collaboration zones and breakout pods, announced by color-coded felt screens, are connected to a large communal areas. These amenities create an environment Informatica employees say they actually prefer to working from home.