Workplace Environments

Lexmark International, Inc.
Consumer Products Division
Technology Labs/Software R&D
Lexington, KY

Hixson developed a long-term strategic facilities plan and has implemented dozens of projects for this Midwest-based computre printer and technology company. The team was challenged to accommodate the heads-down requirements of software programmers as well as more larger scale, team oriented product testing labs. the Hixson design team developed neighborhood canteens (bistros) to provide organizing elements as well as to introduce informal teaming spaces to the heads-down culture. Using Lexmark printer colors as the palette, these circulation paths were used as an opportunity to introduce a layer of indirect branding and visual interest to the employees.

AIA Merit Award.