MG2, formerly MulvannyG2 Architecture, a company that partners with businesses to create impactful transformation through architectural services, planning, interior design, brand strategy and consulting services, opened its new headquarters in Seattle, Washington. MG2 revitalized approximately 64,000 square feet on three floors of the four-story 1101 Second building.
"Bellevue has been home to our headquarters office for many years, and we look forward to continuing our work with clients, partners and community members in the Eastside area," said CEO Mitch Smith, AIA. "Continuing to drive connectivity with our clients and the community is the central vision for our new workspace. With the Seattle office, we found a unique opportunity to support business efficiencies while bringing the next evolution of our brand to life and creating a space that enables people to do their best work."
"Increasingly, we see the importance of bringing the retail sensibility into different environments, from the workplace to hospitality to healthcare. It's essential to consider the customer journey and branding in the same way a retailer makes decisions to remain relevant to consumers," said MJ Munsell, Principal and Retail Market Design Leader. "In designing the office space, we incorporated the retail mindset and created an ecosystem of interconnected places that give people choice and control over where and how they work."
The design of the MG2 space takes advantage of the building's midcentury aesthetic and expansive floor plates to create an open, flexible environment that supports different work styles while creating new opportunities for collaboration, company officials said. The variety of workspaces available includes individual workstations, open and enclosed meeting areas of all sizes as well as "quiet rooms" for individual work or small group meetings. MG2's office renovation also reflects a commitment to sustainability, targeting LEED Gold certification and incorporating a variety of reclaimed, renewable and locally sourced materials and energy-efficient fixtures.