FS Design Group Completes 50K-SF Office Redesign for Advanced Bionics

Consolidated, Customized Space Accommodates Hybrid Work Model for Medical Device Company

We loved working on the 50,000-square-foot, $1.5 million space consolidation and redesign of Advanced Bionics’ office in Santa Clarita, California. Within five months, design and construction were complete to take the cochlear implant medical device company from occupying five floors to four. In doing so, we designed a hybrid office for their hybrid workforce.

Efficient Interior Design

The first two floors of the building remain lab space for Advanced Bionics. We helped the firm consolidate three additional floors of office space above into just the third and fourth floors, releasing the fifth floor back to the landlord.

FS Design Group Principal Amy Tobia and Senior Designer Laura Vavrunek created a plan that made full use of our client’s existing furniture while transitioning the traditional office layout to a collaborative space.

“Laura and Amy did an amazing job,” said Advanced Bionics Global Head of HR Sandra Fulton. “They understood everything quickly, presented a great vision and were responsive partners through design and construction.”

The Changing Nature of Work

Advanced Bionics is making these changes in response to half its staff working remotely several days a week.

“Our budget was very limited, but FSDG was able to create a whole new environment to accommodate our company,” said Director of Facilities Andrea Laurentis.

Inspiring Workers Through Design

The new design incorporates five different types of flooring, including carpet and luxury vinyl wood; a new paint palette; acoustic tiles; natural plywood signage and a layout that maximizes natural daylight.

“It’s a terrific feeling to create an inspiring environment for people who help others hear for the first time – from babies to senior citizens,” said Amy. “Advanced Bionics’ technology is incredible, and we knew their workspace needed to be, as well.”

Teamwork Makes the Interior Design Dream Work

We based our design on high-level programming performed for Advanced Bionics by business efficiency firm Veldhoen + Company. Parker Brown was the general contractor for the build out.

“We had a daunting construction timeline, but Parker Brown impressed the heck out of everyone,” said Laura. “The great relationship among our entire team – ourselves, Sandra and Andrea and the folks at Parker Brown – made the timeline and budget possible and the experience enjoyable.”

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