GUS BERTHOLD ELECTRIC
The office is located in a 1950s masonry building that previously lacked a kitchen, accessible restrooms, and limited office support area. 1,500 square feet of the plant floor was incorporated to create additional private offices, a new conference room, and a kitchenette. The central copy room separates administrative offices from engineering staff. The corridor is inspired by bus duct (an electrical product manufactured by the client) with medium density fiberboard (MDF) panels that complement the copper color scheme; the MDF is also used as desktops for the workstations. Copper bars, used in the company produced switchgear, are seen throughout the millwork details along with other materials reminiscent of electrical circuitry. In addition to the office renovation, Searl Lamaster Howe completed master planning and site analysis for the full Gus Berthold campus.