Sitting on the same plot of land for decades, Geiger & Peters’ (GP) rich history coupled with both industrial and residential neighbors was not to be ignored. Because of this, the new forms and materials needed to respect and meld seamlessly into its surroundings. GP’s engineers and craftsmen eagerly rolled up their sleeves to develop the building structure and create custom steel pieces throughout their newly renovated and expanded space.
Opening up the existing building’s choppy floor plan and prioritizing daylight became the starting point in allowing for a more comfortable work environment and collaboration spaces. Using their expertise, GP acted as their own structural engineer on the project. With steel typically taking a back seat aesthetically, this project instead aimed to showcase their handcrafted work throughout the space in creative ways.