Genesis Campus Point
The Genesis Development was an ambitious re-positioning effort to restructure an existing multi-building office campus with new amenities. Additionally, the developer wanted to find a way to create synergy between the buildings to create a more cohesive, walkable campus environment.
The design included three primary areas of focus: an addition and renovation of the existing fitness Building; a new eatery and conferencing space in the primary office building; and an outdoor dining and events space.
The existing fitness center was renovated to include a new addition to the structure which houses new gym functions such as a cycling studio as well as create outdoor covered area for outdoor fitness classes. The outdoor space was designed to also accommodate after-hours events with an outdoor fireplace and small gaming area.
The food and beverage components play the key role in creating synergy on campus. Strategically located near the main lobby, the eatery boasts flexible dining areas that can also be used for either dining or events and meetings. The restaurant was designed as a fast-casual counter concept but also has a catering kitchen in the back-of-house to accommodate meetings, conferences, and events. The bar is a focal point of the restaurant and was designed as an outdoor bar but also has the capability of being enclosed in inclimate weather. The entire eatery and meeting space open to the outdoor patio and events lawn with expansive bi-fold doors to maximize the indoor/outdoor feel.
The patio and events lawn were designed to seat a lunch dining crowd as well as accommodate happy hour dining and full outdoor events. The site used the existing topography to create several active zones to assure that the lawn does not appear empty or vacant in off-hours. Located between the Fitness Building and the Office Tower, the Events lawn is intended to unify the site and create active connections, recreational opportunities, dining options (formal and casual), and leisurely gathering spaces.
Renovation and addition to existing fitness center
Fast-casual restaurant with outdoor bar
Patio and events lawn