Back in June Gravitate packed up and moved across Vancouver to a temporary office space while our building downtown was being remodeled. Downsizing from an open space that was surrounded by windows to a segmented corporate arrangement had its perks and drawbacks – but after a few months everyone was ready to move back downtown.
We moved back into the 2nd floor of the old Koplan’s Furniture building right before Christmas break and spent a few days around the holidays putting new chairs and desks together and getting things prepared for 2013.
The vast open space has been converted into a design sanctuary that we’re all really pumped about. We kept the original wood beams, brickwork, and exposed ceiling and added offices, conference rooms, and a “design pit” area that is both open for communication but allows enough privacy and seclusion to really dive into projects. The old loading ramp has been converted into a tiered lounge area, with plans to add a kegerator and a few flat-screens for Blazer games and Xbox. We also have plans for pixel-art murals, rock gardens, and a sweet reception area too.
We’re personalizing the space more everyday with plans to hold an open house for the community in the first part of March. More info on the open house as it approaches.
Take a look at some the photos a few employees (who love the panorama feature on their iPhones) shot during the move instead of helping, just kidding Joe.