GS&P Completes New Office for Tampa Bay Business Journal

Collaborative, Technology-Centered Design Modernizes Newsroom

October 19, 2017   |   Tampa,  Fla.   |   Projects

Gresham, Smith and Partners is pleased to announce the completion of an interior buildout for the Tampa Bay Business Journal in the Two Urban Centre building. GS&P provided complete interior design services for the new 5,200-square-foot, 8th floor renovation. The project modernizes the journal’s newsroom and administrative areas with  a collaborative, technology-centered design. Open workstations and a variety of meeting spaces are enhanced by extraordinary views of the city and Tampa-inspired art installations.

“Our goal was to introduce a progressive, clean aesthetic for the TBBJ, with a touch of fun,” commented Leith Oatman, RID, LEED AP, senior vice president at Gresham, Smith and Partners. “Their new office is proof that great things often come in small packages, and it illustrates that you don’t have to be a large company with a lot of capital to introduce major changes in your workplace. We listened to what they were looking for and created a dynamic, open and flexible concept that meets the unique needs of a bustling, modern news publication.”

A traditional reception area in the previous office was repurposed as a collaboration area. A highly efficient digital check-in system now alerts employees to guests’ arrival. Team spaces include conference rooms, huddle rooms, focus rooms and group spaces with lounge seating. An open layout allows reporters to better share information. The TBBJ’s original red-and-white color scheme was incorporated into a more subtle palette with pops of red.

GS&P’s Corporate expertise has been honed with years of project experience and continues to be a cornerstone service. The firm’s other recent workplace projects include a fresh, new 25,000-square-foot headquarters for 121 Financial in Jacksonville, Fla., and an inspiring 12,000-square-foot corporate office renovation for DOW Electronics in Tampa. 

“Our goal was to introduce a progressive, clean aesthetic for the TBBJ, with a touch of fun. Their new office is proof that great things often come in small packages, and it illustrates that you don’t have to be a large company with a lot of capital to introduce major changes in your workplace. ”

Leith Oatman, RID, LEED AP, GS&P senior vice president
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