We are proud to share both Interior Design and Work Design magazine have published our team's work with Electric Works in Fort Wayne, IN in recent weeks. The project transforms a former GE manufacturing plant into a novel mixed-use district of innovation, culture and community seamlessly integrated into the city’s downtown.
Our team specifically partnered with Ancora and Carr Workplaces among others to design the high performance workplaces and office space throughout the complex. The project is defined by its innovative and future-focused design, its infusion of local art and how it pays homage to the history and impact of GE in Fort Wayne.
“We all understand that adaptive reuse is an especially important sustainable design strategy moving forward and I would argue the Electric Works project takes this even further. We were so deliberate and intentional with every material and every space. We hardly painted any of the existing structure, we did not use cladding. We put modern design elements in the beautiful existing architecture and preserved as much of Electric Works’ built legacy as we could.”Michelle Rotherham St. Louis Interiors Practice Leader
While there are numerous defining features of the Electric Works space, it especially shines in its use of local art. Our design team and Ancora partnered with Field Trip Art Advisory to identify diverse muralists and artists who called Fort Wayne home. Here are a few images that highlight their vibrant contributions.
Unlock discovery at every turn: A rejuvenated Electric Works ignites Fort Wayne’s innovative future
We proudly designed diverse and dynamic work environments that empower Electric Works, a novel mixed-use district for innovation, culture and community to seamlessly integrated into Fort Wayne's downtown.