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Buyseasons is a leading online retailer of costumes, party supplies and seasonal decorations. They are a young, energetic, fast-growing company that wanted their new environment to reflect who they are and what they do. Our goal was to design a professional, clean space that illustrated the playful nature of their business. The architectural features were already in place, which forced us to rely on color and material choice to make the space more intriguing and lively. By starting with Buyseasons’ corporate colors and evolving from there, we used bright hues to bring the childlike nature of the business to the interiors. The colors were also used to delineate certain spaces and then brought together in the common areas, such as the lobby.

Our greatest challenges were issues of budget and time constraints. The tight budget led us to use basic materials, such as paint, VCT flooring and a small amount of ceramic tile, to express our concept. Yet by coupling creative floor patterns with energetic color, we were able to infuse otherwise plain spaces with vibrancy and attract just the right amount of attention. Due to the start of the busy season for the tenant, we had less than 2 months to coordinate all finishes for the 56,800 sf. Office space, including preliminary designs ideas through completed schedules. The project was completed in July 2008.

Location: New Berlin, Wisconsin

Size: 360,000 s.f. (original project) + 110,000 s.f. (additional warehouse expansion)

Services Provided: Architectural Planning and Design, Structural, Mechanical, and Plumbing Engineering, Interior Design, Landscape Architecture

Completion Date(s): 2008

Contractor / Construction Manager: Berghammer Construction