August 2011 – Northfield, Minn. – With a growing business and an office that is nearly bursting at the seams, the marketing communications and public relations firm Neuger Communications Group turned to Krech, O’Brien, Mueller & Associates for help. The result? A stylish new office that is unique and distinctive, reflects the company’s brand, and honors the firm’s main street mentality.
The renovated office will be complete within the next 30 days, said KOMA principal Brady Mueller, AIA. He recalled the project’s beginnings, saying, “We’ve had a longstanding relationship with Neuger Communications Group and were thrilled to have been called to work on their new headquarters. We redesigned their current headquarters six years ago which gave us an upper-hand in knowing their style and attention to detail. The challenge of this particular project was taking some of the elements of their current building and helping their team re-imagine their image in a new space.”
Featuring an open ceiling, open floor plan and floor-to-ceiling windows on three sides of the building, there is no shortage of light in the new space. In order to carry the airiness throughout the office – which features six enclosed offices and 13 workstations with opportunities for future expansion – the KOMA design team recommended glass sliding doors on the offices, an element designed to bring a continuity of light and personality throughout the space while also maximizing usable space in the smaller enclosed offices.
Another noticeable feature is the 10-degree angle that appears across the office. The “N” in the company’s logo is set off 10 degrees, and the same is seen throughout the space in entryways, table tops, walls, signs and more. Although a subtle accent, it’s an important one.
Dave Neuger, president and CEO of Neuger Communications Group, says, “Each organization has a unique brand and this brand should come alive in every detail. The folks at KOMA have done a great job of getting to know us and helping us tell our story through design and architecture. We couldn’t be more thrilled with how the space is shaping up and we’re eagerly anticipating our September move.”