Through extensive programming and a thorough understanding of the Festival Productions’ needs and visions for their various departments, NANO created a versatile space reflective of the company’s culture, people, and history.
Collections of art, event posters, historical photographs, and other memorabilia populate the walls, illustrating the company’s significant heritage and philosophy of excellence in its production work. A year after completion, the project was awarded the IDEA Award of Recognition in 2019 by IIDA Delta Regional.
- Terri Dreyer
- Ian Dreyer
To seamlessly merge the company’s several divisions and functionalities, NANO designed a balanced floor plan to consist of open, collaborative layouts along with multiple private conference rooms and offices. Unique in fixtures, colors, and customized architectural features, the front entry is defined by an angled feature wall constructed of cypress that separates the front from the reception area.
Festival Productions wanted the main conference room to serve as the anchor of the space, so NANO designed an all-glass conference room lined with a privacy screen with images from throughout JazzFest’s history. A divider wall made of wood, metal, and glass creatively separates two of the company’s main departments, while still allowing for collaboration and continuity throughout the area.
At the center of the 13,000 SF floor, a communal kitchen, lounge, and bar area allow for the various occupants to congregate throughout the space, supported by several additional seating arrangements sprinkled throughout. Fourteen executive offices line the perimeter of the space, each with storefront glazing, to further maintain visual openness and to allow natural light to permeate through.