Strategic Property Partners, Tampa, U.S.A.

Cecconi Simone Inc., Toronto

Photography by Seamus Payne

The new headquarters, located in a former Cineplex theatre, retains the base building’s high ceilings and exposed steel columns. The materials palette comprises white walls, concrete floors, wood millwork, black accents and industrial metal mesh and plate steel. New black gridded windows add to the industrial vernacular. The neutral background sets off whimsical artwork, including a 14-foot papier mâché white alligator descending the café wall. The long, narrow reception gallery is flanked by two-toned brick walls punctuated by horizontal niches displaying white scale project models and vertical niches for the concierge desk. Wow factor abounds in the immersion room with its circular 16-ft. diameter scale model of Tampa with over 150 3D-printed buildings, roads and waterways illuminated by a projection mapping system. The town hall has tiered seating for meetings and events. In the café, a suspended sculpture with sea sponges in reclaimed fishing nets references the local Tarpon Springs sponge industry. TVs, whiteboards and corkboards scattered throughout encourage spur-of-the-moment idea sharing.