LaBella recently completed the architectural and engineering design for Vicarious Visions’ new 44,000 sf state-of-the-art video game production headquarters in Albany, NY. The gut renovation spanned two floors of an existing office building and was designed with the intent to create a “Silicon Valley, East Coast” style of office. The outcome of this space is not only beautiful, but offers loads of functional workspaces for creative collaboration and high intensity spaces for employees continuing to push boundaries in video gaming.
Key areas include collaborative office spaces, private office spaces, high intensity “gaming” areas, food and beverage stops, a sound and recording studio, a dramatic office lobby entrance, and a 1200 sq ft exterior deck off the second floor which provides seating, an outdoor bar, fire pit, and gas grills.
Acoustic considerations played a big role in the design of many spaces. LaBella developed robust sound proofing solutions to ensure minimal disruption, speech privacy throughout the offices and conference rooms, sound isolation for the mixing and recording studios, reverberation control from the building's mechanical equipment, and general background noise reduction.
Dramatic LED lighting fixtures and full building lighting controls systems were designed for each group office space having multiple zones of control.
The resulting workplace reinforces the Vicarious Visions ideals of creativity, innovation, and providing a work environment where their employees can "create the best work of their lives."