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Project: "Argonaut"
Company:Huntsman Architectural Group
Designer(s): Huntsman Architectural Group, United States
Category: Interior Design, Professional
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Entry Description: Argonaut, an innovative advertising agency, was in sea search of a new home to support their rapid growth. With creativity as its driving force, their new headquarters nee needed to embody the same spirit and soul embedded in its creative process. Such a space was found the historic Av Avalon Ballroom. The 25,000sf building was carefully restored to its original splendor while offering work and social spaces that reflect Argonaut's brand and creative work style. In the main ballroom, a custom-designed desking system extends from a raised platform stage resembling catwalks. Argonaut practices "free addressing" - encouraging unrestricted choice of work settings where staff can be most creative. Interspersed around the space are flexible and casual idea-generating spaces. An original mezzanine overlooks the ballroom's activity and houses the boardroom and meeting rooms. The ground level workspace is devoted to the production teams, featuring a custom-desking system, lounges, meeting areas, and a an art gallery.

About the Designer/Company
Our mission is to elevate the human experience by designing places that connect, support, and inspire. We actively engage clients in the design process to go beyond fundamental project criteria and explore their unique aspirations and culture. Connecting end users with their built environment results in spaces with meaning. Through our commitment to exploration, innovation, and service we strive to build lasting value for our clients and communities while also enjoying the journey. Since 1981, our firm has built long-term partnerships with our clients in order to realize their strategic objectives through the power of design. Our reputation is earned every day by the quality of our design and equally by our responsiveness to our clients’ multifaceted needs. We believe in urban renewal, resource conservation, and environmental responsibility. Our firm’s focus has been on maximizing the potential of existing buildings, whether through renovation, adaptive reuse, repositioning, or by creating inspiring interior environments. We have partnered with owners, operators, and tenants in a variety of market sectors, locations, and building types. The common thread connecting all of these environments is our focus on meaningful design for the human experience.