When Vaco, an international talent and solutions firm, signed a lease to become the anchor tenant of a brand new development in the Maryland Farms area of Brentwood, Tenn., they called on Gresham Smith to design a new corporate headquarters that would bring their already vibrant culture into their new workplace. The two-floor open concept gives the team room to collaborate, host large events and entertain a variety of guests. Vaconians now have a space that truly reflects their brand.
Very VacoUpon entering the reception area you can’t help but notice the large moss wall and color-changing LED lights with the company ethos Free Yourself. A popular photo-op for both visitors and Vaconians, this unique feature leaves no doubt that you’re entering a space that’s distinctly Vaco.
Aligning Culture and WorkplaceThe design challenge posed to us was to align the work environment to their cherished core tenets and unique brand of company culture. Through programming and workplace strategy efforts in a several month-long process we set forth a concept that envisioned Vaco’s culture and employees supported and inspired by their surroundings.
Vaco (va – cō), verb: to free oneself from a master. (Latin)
The new office is a place for working hard and playing hard, where friends are invited in, and all good things are celebrated. We chose authentic materials in a controlled color palette and exposed the structure. Playful graphics and design features are throughout the office and comfortable unique furniture add in the layer of fun and energy.