Across three decades, Multiquip expanded its corporate space which resulted in having a team working on five different floors across three separate buildings. While it made sense to expand into other buildings, this type of corporate headquarter expansion led to a haphazard office design, duplicative facilities, and overall wasted space. The Multiquip leadership realized that their office layout actually reduced productivity, discouraged collaboration, made it harder to recruit, and diminished their team spirit. Caliber was brought in to bring the forward-thinking creative space design from DRA Architects to life and breathe new life into their corporate culture.

Today’s Multiquip realizes a unifying, highly creative and functionally relevant space that marries an open environment with spaces designed for private meetings, quiet working and sequestered conversations. Now the staff actually connects face-to-face instead of avoiding the walk between buildings that included traffic dodging. The now L-shaped structure boasts wings that protrude from a circular center area with collaboration spaces in each, one central reception area, a work café that can fit the entire team for an all-hands-on-deck conversation that doesn’t require amplification, coffee bars for meetings and work collabs, video conference rooms, a board room, and the kind of interaction and joie de work vivre they have never experienced.


  • Collaborative spaces that encourage interdepartmental productivity now include:
    • The work café with varied seating for differing tasks and events (bench seating, counter seating, and wing-backed chairs) supported by two phone rooms off to each side to serve as small meeting areas and space for private calls.
    • Video conference rooms separate from the board room along with
    • Several small non-video conference spaces that host multiple types of seating and furniture to support differing tasks
  • While the office space was reduced from 36,000 sq. ft. to 32,000 sq. ft., the elimination of duplicate facilities (reception areas and bathroom clusters) and wasted space
  • The elimination of multiple floors and multiple buildings in a single unified space created unity in the team and connected team members who had avoided face-to-face interactions because of the logistics and physical distance between departments
Now I actually love coming to work. The space is very calming but vibrant and inspirational at the same time.