As part of this mission, T-REX partnered with Arcturis to develop a 10,000 SF coworking space and technology incubator where entrepreneurs, developers, designers, and other professionals can build their businesses, foster a community of innovation, and create a network of creativity and support.
At Arcturis, our strength is listening to our clients. It is our goal to create outcomes that truly reflect clients’ goals and aspirations.
To keep up with the rapidly changing pace of advancements in technology and trends, in 2017 Arcturis brought in design expert Shelly Beckemeier to lead our Workplace Strategy expertise. Coming to Arcturis with thirty years’ experience in real estate strategic planning, design, and construction, Shelly truly has a passion for creating spaces that help people and businesses thrive.
“Half the fun of design is the process of discovery and analysis that leads to creative solutions,” says Shelly. When working with a client to create a workplace strategy, Arcturis’ collaborative team works together to research, gather, and analyze data to uncover the best ways to improve efficiency, effectiveness, and employee experience.
Although it varies by company and project, workplace improvements can drive culture, enable choices, promote wellness, enhance engagement, nurture community, reduce real estate costs, and accommodate new technology resulting in a higher-performing workplace.
“We wanted a new space to display the new brand with some splash. Arcturis engaged all parts of our corporation in the design process, which really helped with buy-in through change management. Everyone enjoys the new space, and our gathering areas are used all the time. This has become a very special, cool, and unique space.”
- Peter J. Conrad / Chief Administrative Officer, Edgewell
For St. Louis Design Week, Arcturis partnered with Kingdom House and Sherwin Williams to create a mural that celebrates design and community. While Arcturis spearheaded the creation of the mural, it was a truly collaborative event where people from Kingdom House and the St. Louis design community pitched in to complete the project.
Kingdom House, a community resource center, is a hub for all underserved people in our community. “Kingdom House believes in transformation…from the inside out. Through holistic programs and services, they promote empowerment and growth in individuals and families. They help the economically disadvantaged achieve economic independence, self-sufficiency and a path out of poverty.”
So, we set out to transform the side of the Kingdom House building with our collaborative event that shows how design can transform, communicate, and benefit community spaces like this. Our design is a collection of geometric forms that come together to create an abstracted image. These forms, when viewed as a whole, create an overall design that closely follows the design principles of unity and balance. We felt that this visually embodied the mission and spirit of Kingdom House.
The mural contains interactive and stimulating elements that give visitors using the space something exciting to experience when using the outdoor recreation area. For example, elements like the curved line that weaves and connects each section of the design, or the grouping of dots in the middle, become visual games to engage the viewer. At the same time, we helped to contemporize this recreation area with vibrant colors and bold patterns.
We believe that design can transform a space, and the experience of collectively creating this piece was a great way to show the spirit of the St. Louis Design Community. A huge thank you to our partnership with Kingdom House, and the generosity of Sherwin Williams for helping these efforts come to fruition.
Experiencing rapid growth, Adarza, a biotech company whose name means “reflection” in Sanskrit, desired a space that would accommodate their needs while representing the brand and culture. Inspired by Adarza’s meaning and founding technology, Arcturis incorporated conceptualized elements of reflection and perception throughout the design to represent the brand.
Depicting a key tool in company’s detection process, a pattern of luminous dots on the ceiling guides users while reflecting the design inspiration throughout the space. Privacy film on the glass-enclosed conference rooms and breakroom glass divider provides gradations from opaque to translucent, eventually allowing for increased clarity into the areas.
Another important environmental element is the “Community Wall” in the breakroom. A vital component of this company’s brand, their defined culture relies on the cross-pollination of knowledge. By creating a space that allows employees to share ideas and contribute to their environment, Adarza is writing their own story and continually expressing their brand and culture.
For anyone visiting Adarza’s redefined space, Arcturis’s design provides clarity about the technology provided while further refining the company’s story and culture.
This project was completed in collaboration with DCM Group. A special thanks to them for helping this vision become a reality! @dcmgroupstl