McWaters, in partnership with the USC and McNair Center staff and local architectural firm Garvin Design Group, worked to select furniture solutions to create a clean, innovative space that welcomes and supports staff and students. The furniture needed to be efficient, fresh, and inclusive of the latest technology. Based on the need for a modern and technology friendly space, Steelcase Frameone became the basis of design for the work areas. Other Steelcase products included Cobi task chairs, Currency casegoods, Leap task chairs, i2i collaborative seating and Jenny lounge seating.
The McWaters design team utilized computer-aided software to create three layout options that were presented during customer meetings. This approach made it possible to “walk” USC through all the options and make real time changes. Not only did our software support USC’s vision, it helped them visualize their space, take ownership of the design and make quick decisions. Our AV team's capabilities to help guide the clients through the technology integration was critical to the success of the project.
McWaters Account Manager: Brittany Burnett
McWaters Designer: Whitney McMakin
McWaters Audiovisual & Technology team: Mel Mays and Ned Little
Architect/Partner: Garvin Design Group