The schematic design phase explored the ideal articulation and integration of private and public. Additionally, a major intention was to create a number of varied private work areas with access to natural daylight, while still allowing the public spaces to be well lit. The “runway” scheme creates a core of public and social activities that become the heart of the company, with interactive work spaces directly connected. Large floor to ceiling expanses of glass, using salvaged steel window frames and new glazing, visually connect the areas of making with the areas of designing. In addition, a photo studio adjacent to the core employs a glass garage roll up door to allow it to double function as a stage, presentation or event space.