Ecodistrict Offices
athenahealth, Inc.
Austin, TX

With rapid projected growth, the space employs flexible design strategies throughout. Turbine Hall—the large central space—provides a “field” for open workstations and glass meeting rooms. These glass meeting spaces, known as “huddle rooms,” are capped with colorful, faceted roofs that punctuate the length of the vast space with the company’s brand colors.

Integrating modern technologies and amenities is central to the design, but also key to its success is the inclusion of historical artifacts and celebrating the building’s existing buildings and features. The company’s work methodology centers on collaboration; the design provides a variety of spaces and tools that support as well as engender interaction and exchange. Different meeting spaces, technological devices, and surfaces—like writable walls—allow for planned forums as much as impromptu discussions.