Alongside local architects Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, CB Engineers signed on to reconfigure and recommission the space. BCJ designed the office around a central “boulevard” with an assortment of standing desks, chairs, work tables, and semi-private “cabanas” for small meetings. The open layout was intended to encourage employees to move freely and to work together, regardless of team.
Square is known for its clean, minimalistic design. We held ourselves to the same standards for the headquarters’ MEP systems. To begin, we stripped the underfloor air circulation system. This facilitated a notable “hidden design” advancement: there are no exposed wires in the Square offices. All of the cabling and power cords are delivered to tables and workstations through floor outlets.