We looked at several precedents to inspire our design choices:
We really loved the Eames chair and rocker. We also like the natural and bright open area. Our original concept was to design a space that supports both a high energy environment and dedication to service within a modern aesthetic, but later that was simplified to a leaf. Primarily the color, the lines, and curves of a leaf.
At first we thought we would try to use the entire space:
After a few critiques and group brainstorming we decided to use only half of the space and really simplify our design, saving the other 300 sq ft for a phase II expansion option in the future. We also decided to utilize some of the areas that were already available within the building such as a conference room and bathrooms.
Our final presentation and rendered views are as follows: