Our design team wanted to break any intimidating factors that come with the type of facility that USCIS is and allow people to feel comfortable entering the space. A modern color palette was vital for giving this facility the facelift it needed. With such a large floor plate, the goal was to create a space that flows while maximizing the number of people that can be serviced.
For the first floor, we utilized the tall original ceiling for an 11’-0” standard, dropping the ceiling to 9”-0” and 8’-0” in various locations to create areas for different experiences. For the third floor, the ceiling steps from 8’-0” to 9’-0” to 10’-0” with clove lighting at the transitions. Adding contrast to the white ceiling and bright linear lights, we integrated round dramatic black pendants - both large and small. We added the multi-direction pixie stick black lighting to create interest and a soft indirect lighting experience.
We wanted to create a calm and serene space for the restrooms, with warmer tones and soft lighting around the mirror. We utilized the tall ceilings and empathized the room size with oversized tall mirrors and large format tile - paired with a darker warm veined flooring to ground the space.