Austin Studio Accommodates A Shifting Post COVID-19 World
Legendary global design consultancy frog design sought to create an engaging workplace that celebrates its collaborative spirit for its new studio in Austin TX. To that end, frog engaged the Austin architectural design studio of Perkins&Will, which had designed its former workplace ten years earlier, to define what was authentic to the Austin studio and to express this through a simple, cohesive direction. The resulting design blends influences from Southwestern architecture and elements found in MARFA and Mexico with a contemporary aesthetic.
The studio also provides a strong tie to the city, with ample space for event hosting, while honoring the frog design brand and allowing the building’s natural characteristics to shine and showcases the creative work happening within.
frog design’s renewed emphasis on collaborative work inspired the layout, reconciling the desired focus on collaboration with the need to accommodate concentrated individual work. The studio revolves around a central hub as a place to gather, with breakout areas that support smaller co-working groups. The space accommodates various hybrid models to ensure agility and adaptability as working habits and styles continue to evolve.