Perkins+Will was engaged by e-commerce company, Spreetail, to design their new offices located in Austin, Texas.A former bar in a historic building in Austin is now the people-centric offices of Spreetail, a space that reflects the e-commerce company’s fun and vibrant brand and culture.
Before stepping foot into the new space, Spreetail’s brand is clearly reflected through large bay windows that offer a peek into the front of the office. The reception features a neon Spreetail sign and colored graphics on the brick walls as well as on the reception desk, which is anchored by a wooden architectural sculptured ceiling. As soon as employees pass through the reception, they are greeted by a lounge followed by a mezzanine and all-hands area—all of which prominently feature Spreetail’s signature colors turquoise, aqua, and coral—across an otherwise industrial backdrop. Comfortable seating in this area further welcomes guests and serves as a place for talent recruitment, interviews, and training sessions.
The all-hands atrium space is outfitted with bespoke hammocks for relaxation, tiered rows of benches, and a variety of seating options including casual bean bag chairs. A break room within the mezzanine area features a distressed Austin mural on a brick wall, connecting the office to its locale.
The second and third floors in Spreetail’s new office house the majority of employee workstations, which are set in an open plan concept. These levels have a designated coffee bar along with phone, huddle, and conference rooms for privacy. Both the second and third floors have atriums at their centers, allowing them access to daylight and the multi-levels of the space. In addition, small nooks provide storage for pet supplies, as furry friends are encouraged and welcomed in the workspace. Each level of the office features its own color palette and graphical theme falling within the Spreetail brand color scheme, to differentiate the floors.