IBM Watson Health

CompanyThe Switzer Group
Lead DesignerLuc Massaux
ClientLuc Massaux
Prize(s)3rd Place in Interior Design / Office
Entry Description

The Design approach was to create a blank canvas from
which IBM could operate in an ever-changing
environment, one that is fluid and expansive rather than
static and fixed. To represent Watson’s capabilities, The
Switzer Group designed a total sensory experience on
the office’s first floor. A 32 ft. video wall equipped with
Oblong Industries’ futuristic Mezzanine ™ system allows
visitors to move data from one screen to another with a
wave of their hand. The auditorium hosts micro-tiled
screens and integrated conference systems for
telecommunication. The security command center is a
redundancy system which is part of IBM’s cyber security
plan.

The primary goal at Watson Health was to create a spirit
of excitement, openness and collaboration in order to
move IBM’s business forward and help introduce Watson
to developers in the healthcare industry. 

The real challenge was creating an agile environment
that allows researchers and innovators to find quiet
areas.