rand* was contracted to provide construction services for Magento’s new Austin Offices. The project was delivered in two phases, the first being an initial delivery of office space with the second phase being a 10,000 square-foot expansion while the client occupied the finished Phase 1 tenant space. The project’s design is an extension of the company’s branding and services through the materiality, finishes, contemporary aesthetic, and open concept.
The project is highlighted by the open ceiling with custom pendant lighting, sealed concrete integrating with stone and carpet at unique angles, and the exposed steel columns finished with Magento orange paint. The interior finishes include an extensive custom millwork package, custom glass, stone tile, commercial kitchen equipment, custom lighting, a series of feature walls, and drywall partitions with unique geometries both in layout and view ports that frame design elements within the project.
The program called for a custom entrance with a reception area, open offices, huddle rooms, phone rooms, conferencing with an extensive audio/visual package, pantry, cafe, private offices, and a game room. The coordination of trades was paramount due to the amount of custom materials and design pieces integrated together. Strategic use of the preconstruction period was crucial in ensuring the quality of the project and controlling the aggressive schedule.