Amicus Interiors – Melbourne Offices

  • Client Amicus Interiors,
  • size 1,657 sqft
  • Year 2014
  • Location Melbourne, Australia,
  • Industry Architecture Firm,
  • has transformed its Victorian office to a pillar of Activity Based Working (ABW) with its relocation to Level 2, 517 Flinders Lane in Melbourne’s CBD.

    Driven largely by the company’s cultural changes and interest in the methodology and practice of ABW, Amicus Interiors took its relocation as a chance to lead the industry by example.

    “The design embraced our core values which focus on being a team, taking full accountability and having a positive approach. We consulted our staff just like we would on any job to gain a sense of what would improve productivity,” said Mr Andrew Holder, Chief Executive Officer of Amicus Interiors.

    Natural lighting was critical throughout the office as it encourages a collaborative and positive mentality amongst the team. Exposed ceilings, steel structures and unmasked brickwork illustrate a raw, industrialised look which aligns with the architectural style of building.

    A mix of collaborative settings, casual seating and indoor foliage have been incorporated into the design to provide staff with a comfortable, homely and healthy work place. Solid timber benching in the breakout area provides staff with a space for social interaction or ad hoc discussion. Wireless connectivity adds to the flexible working style.

    The Flinders Street location was a perfect choice for Amicus Interiors as it features a shared rooftop with tennis court, outdoor gym, sauna and BBQ facilities which align with the Amicus’ focus on its team’s well-being, health and culture.

    The transition from traditional offices was completed in eight weeks from design to construction.

    Photography: Tatjana Plitt