Complete Interior Office Design and Buildout for an Accounting Department

A luxury new car dealer wanted to buildout an entire new space for their accounting department in a building they had acquired that is located next to the dealership. Ten years prior the owner did a build out with PVI on their main facility. Knowing this I quickly pulled up their records and learned they had used HON office furniture in the past so I knew just who to call, Jessie Oliver from the HON Company. Peter Collins who came out of retirement to take on this project.

I quickly made an appointment to see the see the building, since all we had was a CAD.file (see image below) to go off of at this time.
drafting view of an office for buildout

Arriving to the location, I brought every laminate sample, every fabric sample, and every note pad/drawing pad I could find to get the best understanding of what would please the client most.

As I look around this facility it was completely bare bones, no painting, no floors, a blank canvas. We immediately got to work to on measurements of the facility. I left quite a few laminate samples for the owner to see what color he wanted to go with in the offices as well as the work services in the cubicles. I also gave him some physical literature/ideas of how his cubicles would look with HON’s accelerate cubicles so he could envision something until I was able to get his 2D/3D floor plan started.

Within the next 24hours I was able to produce a DWG.file to start on my 2D/3D floor plan renderings to get this project moving. For color, the dealership decided to go with sterling ash.
HON Laminate Sample

With the color chosen, we were able to provide a 3D rendering in color.

HON cubicle office furniture with hutch

Knowing the office in this accounting side needed to be powerful and statement making I came up with this layout for Peter.

Question: What kind of office furniture is needed for an accounting office.
Answer: Is car dealership accounting department needed cubicles for common areas and private offices, a credenza, a hutch, filing solutions, executive desk chairs, task seating and guest chairs in addition to break room tables and chairs.

The cubicles: bold but beautiful private workspaces.

HON Cubicle

HON cubicle

And then to spice up the break room, a pop of color.

HON calypso blue chairs with white tables

The warehouse manager and project lead went back to visit the accounting building after some adjustments had been made to their floor plan by the builders to re-take measurements to make sure the layout we were picking for these cubicles and offices would fit perfectly. You can’t ever be to precise when it comes to office furniture.
interior office construction

interior office construction
Next, we went back to the design specialist from HON to finalize the floor plan.  After picking out the floor color and wall paint this is what we finally settled on.

autocad drawing of an office furniture buildout

HON Cube Rendering

autocad drawing of an office furniture buildout

Timing is important. Clients would not appreciate leaving their built out space empty over furniture installation. PVI received the HON order three weeks ahead of the planned move in/ready date.

With a fleet of trucks and trained and experienced installers, it was finally move in day!

Q: How long should office furniture installation take?
A: This office furniture installation project took 8 hours to install with one dining/break area, 2 private offices, and one cubicle area with 7 workstations, plus some common areas. The client says it is stunning.

It included:
Break room: 8 break room chairs in calypso blue, 2 break room tables with (loft) top and xbase (silver).

HON break room chairs and tables calypso blue

2 Private offices: HON L-Desks w/ peninsula, wall mounted frosted hutch, tack board, LED light, 2 drawer lateral files, HON executive chair with 2 guest chairs.

HON desk in sterling ash, frosted hutch, executive and guest chairs

HON credenza sterling ash

private office with HON desk in sterling ash

Work space with cubicles: 6 HON Cubicles: 65″h panels w/ top tier glass, BBF & FF per station, single closed overhead return w/ task chair, plus one shortened cubicle (to accommodate a window) , all laminate in sterling ash, all chairs in fabric onyx with black frames, all panels fabric-etch, all outline – metal-fossil.

HON cubicle with task chair

HON cubicle sterling ash

Also one HON sterling ash cabinet.
HON cabinet sterling ash

From the initial floorplan to the final installation, we are with you every step of the way!

Nicole Fowler, Furniture Consultant, PVI Office Furniture