Located on five upper floors of the 1923 Guaranty Building on Monument Circle, the exact center of Indianapolis, this new office space was the new home of a thriving e-mail software company.
Salesforce, known as Exact Target at the time of the renovation was a two level 80,000 sf renovation on levels two and three in the Gibson Building located in the Central Business District of Indianapolis. Recognizing that Salesforce’s presence on the circle would be critical to the success of the company’s flagship office, Axis’ quiet solution to converting a 1920s structure to a modern headquarters focused on emphasizing the outstanding attributes of its urban setting.
After the success with ExactTarget’s headquarters, the company turned to Axis to design space in the Gibson Building, a satellite location for its IT Architects. With their long day, these employees enjoy the large break room for dinner and after-hour video games. Axis created interiors that are respectful of the original concrete structure, which is honestly expressed. The project conveyed minimalism in terms of design aesthetic and instead celebrated the continuous amount so glass on the exterior walls that provided natural light. A street painter was commissioned to paint a graphic on the one level of the project highlighting the journey of Salesforce and its history in an abstract manner.
LocationIndianapolis, Indiana, USA
- TypeCorporate / Interiors
- Size160,000 F2
AwardsAIA Indiana | Merit Award2006Monumental Affair – Downtown Development2006Monumental Affair – Interior Design Award2006Monumental Affair – Innovative Reuse Award2009Monumental Affair – Interior Design Award2009