SeqCenter infoPittsburgh, PA
The SeqCenter project is located in The Chocolate Factory in Lawrenceville. While working through the design, we wanted to emphasize the existing building by keeping the columns and structure exposed in the communal and circulatory areas; such as the reception, corridor, and kitchen areas. A distinctive architectural trait of the existing columns, is a drop panel at the column head, that we maintained, and emphasized. To create a break in exposed structure, two-toned undulating wave-shaped acoustic ceiling baffles were incorporated in the waiting and open work areas. An important feature of the design was to establish transparency between the lab and office functions. Large expanses of glass windows in the walls that separate the lab from the office, helped achieved this transparency.