This is a CEO office specifically designed for Howard Schultz, CEO of Starbucks Coffee. Upon researching the client, it was found that his style and preferred work environment were more toward the structured, strict side. At the same time, however, he always desired for his employees to always feel welcome and comfortable walking into his office for whatever they need.
The design is to reflect these structured qualities through strong lines, which special attenton paid to vertical lines to reinforce strength and functionality. To bring the a welcoming quality to the space, many of the materials and finishes used incorporated organic textures to the design. By bringing in organic textures, nature was also introduced, which reinforced the fact that the office was, in the end, for Starbucks Coffee - a company whose brand is based on natural products.
Requirements of this project:
-Mood Board (not shown)
-Furnished floor plan
-Artifact chosen by student to display in office
-Elevation of the display case
Additionally provided content:
-Rendered floor plan
-Extra interior perspective
This project was completed for a course at Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, DHM 2263: Studio II: Small Scale Contract and Codes, in the Department of Design, Housing and Merchandising in the College of Human Sciences. This course is a sophomore (2nd year) level course within the CIDA-accredited interior design program at OSU-Stillwater. The professor for this studio course is Mihyun Kang, and the student who completed this project was myself, Sarah Farnan.
Shown above is the elevation of the display case that is to display Mr. Schultz's artifact, which are pictures of his family and a professional display of some of his many awards. Most importantly displayed is his undergraduate certificate of undergraduate studies. This was the chosen artifact because Mr. Schultz was the first in his family to graduate from undergraduate studies.
The display case is actually a two-sided display, and on the other side of the display is a bookshelf (shown by the glass) which also serves as a dividing "wall" for a private reading area within Mr. Schultz's office. The reading "nook" was provided because of Starbucks' business partnership with Barnes and Noble.
*There is also a coffee bar included in the floor plan.