Brand identity, functionality and maximizing daylight were the design goals of the new corporate headquarters for Miller’s Ale House in Orlando, Florida. Walker Design worked closely with the national restaurant chain’s corporate management group to design a space that consolidated their two office locations into one. The new office layout facilitates departmental collaboration, provides ample training and conference spaces, and borrows daylight in order to maximize office morale and productivity.
The materiality present in the Miller’s Ale House restaurants was utilized upon entry into the suite. Rustic wood planks line the feature wall and reception desk creating a warm welcome, reminiscent of the restaurants’ Florida Rooms and bar areas. An overall neutral color palette was established throughout the office to create a harmonious and sophisticated working environment.
The existing ceiling conditions largely remained intact and were lower than preferred by the client. Multiple daylighting strategies were utilized in order to flood the interior with light, giving the illusion of more space. Where possible, open workstation areas were located adjacent to exterior windows and each private office was designed to have full lite glass doors with sidelights. Patterned glass was introduced to the new workstations, offering privacy while maintaining an open, airy environment. The reception area, located off of the central elevator core, borrows light through clerestory windows from the adjacent conference room.
Location: Orlando, FL
Project Size: 18,944 SF
Walker Design LLC, Architect of Record
Peninsula Engineering, Engineer of Record
MacDade Construction, General Contractor
Workscapes, Inc., Furniture Vendor
Tenant Broker: JLL
Landlord Broker: Emerson International, Inc.
Clerestory windows borrow daylight from the adjacent conference space to the reception, which is located off the central elevator core.
Patterned glass panels provide a level of privacy to the individuals while maintaining an open, airy work environment.
Glass sidelites were introduced to maximize daylight and views to the exterior.
Modular tables allow various configurations of the Training Room, which maximizes the flexibility and use of the space.