Indianapolis, IN     l      200,000 SF     l     2012

Services Provided: Interior Design, Furniture Selection & Specification


An agricultural biotechnology research company desired to expand their campus with the addition of Building 314 to accommodate increasing staff needs. The challenge included changing from private, enclosed offices and hierarchical designed workstations to a standardized solution. Recognizing the difficulty of this change for staff, the Four Point team needed to address visual and acoustical privacy requirements while creating both convenient access and adequate separation between work, collaboration and lab spaces. Access between researcher’s lab and office spaces was also critical.


Four Point Design worked with the organization’s transition team to develop appropriate solutions for collaboration, social and private workspaces, including a mock-up for review by staff and leadership, to ensure all needs had been addressed. Honoring the client’s roots in agriculture, our team specified reclaimed wood from a local Indiana barn. Students from Herron School of Art created artwork designed specifically for the project.


Building 314 saw a significant increase in productivity and collaboration between employees in the shared workspaces. They also noted that the employees loved the new look and feel of the space which energized them in their work and research. Thanks to the design team efforts, staff now collaborate more effectively and efficiently in their new work environment.