Rounder Records, one of the premier independent record labels in the music industry, brought on Construction Coordinators, Inc. (CCI) for a unique office overhaul that paid tribute to the agrarian background of Rounder’s folk and country music.
Working closely with designers Stegman + Associates and Piatt Associates, CCI built a project team that worked together creatively and collaboratively, utilizing a design/build process. Starting with a series of extraordinarily detailed renderings, CCI led a conversation on costs and constructability with subcontractors and suppliers, facilitating informed decisions.
CCI converted rigid, cubicle-style offices into a vibrant and stimulating work environment inspired by Pablo Picasso’s seminal 1913 guitar. Much like Rounder’s music, the project melded old and new as rustic barn board and corrugated siding was placed alongside newer polycarbonate fiberboard. The project unleashed the full potential of a suburban office building, paying homage to Rounder’s musical heritage, from guitars and banjos to barns and corn cribs.
Upon competition, this new headquarters included 30,000 square feet of fully renovated space composed of food service space, a recording studio, gallery space, offices, and a climate controlled storage area for master tapes.