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nexAir Corporate Headquarters

Memphis, TN

Together with Parker Design Studio, LRK translated nexAir’s expertise in the gas industry by infusing chemistry throughout the design. Molecular formations of various gases are represented in the lighting, the open workspaces, commissioned artwork, and shared social spaces that all emanate from the circular atrium's feature glass staircase. The gas cylinder, the heart of the company and the design concept, is prominent throughout the visual experience of guests and employees inside the new headquarters.
 
A restrained material palate of steel, glass, and concrete are also reflective of the client's industry. Exposed mechanical systems and undersides of slabs are unified by crisp white paint lending a textural quality to the ceiling plane. Replicated exterior warehouse windows and a new storefront provide a clean, daylight-filled space and add to the overall sense of transparency.