2014  |  Rivers Agency  |  Chapel Hill, NC

In  2013 Rivers Agency hired Szostak Design to upfit an existing 3,400 square foot space in Chapel Hill’s Greenbridge Building to accommodate their fast growing creative agency. Rivers began as a one-woman firm in 1993 and has since become one of the largest agencies in the Triangle. In addition to more space, the company  sought an office design to match their collaborative culture.

The main level features an open plan space filled with natural daylight. Modern workstations line the high ceiling space along the exterior window walls. Custom bookcases serve double duty as room dividers and a center work table can be used for meetings and informal work sessions. The main level also includes a reception area, conference room, two executive offices and a kitchen.

To accommodate  future growth and a planned staff of 35, a 1,200 square foot mezzanine level was added to the space. On this level are the director’s office, an open work area that overlooks the main level and a small breakout room at the top of the stairs.

On a modest budget, Szostak Design was able to create the look and feel of a high-end space with oak flooring, built-in casework with stone  counters, a custom-made reception desk and center work table and high-efficiency LED light fixtures.

Szostak Design also served as general contractor for this project, which was competed in summer 2014.

Photography by Michael Mills

On a modest budget, Szostak Design was able to create the look and feel of a high-end space with an open plan, natural daylight, modern workstations and custom built-ins.