DaVita is a Fortune 500 company and one of the leading providers of kidney care in 2,000 clinics across the country. The 182,000 SF DaVita Corporate Finance and Information Technology Office accommodates 700 teammates as well as traveling corporate teammates. The space consisted of two stories with healthy workspaces, skylight lounges, an outdoor terrace, a corporate café, training rooms, a fitness center, and an on-site employee clinic. It was designed to reflect DaVita’s corporate culture, enhance the employee experience, promote the firm’s core mission and values, and maximize daylight and views.
DaVita desires to be a community first, and a company second. The work environment promotes a sense of individual identity as well as community. There are two two-story open spaces that allows teammates to look up, down, or across the spaces to actively engage with other teammates. Each space incorporates the “Skylight Lounge”—a space with comfortable lounge seating, an open café, and a water feature. This space can be used as an informal meeting space to promote socialization and togetherness under oversized round skylights in various sizes.
DaVita wanted their new space to develop and maintain their teammates’ friendly work environment while utilizing inspiration from the local area. The design elements, such as light fixture pattern, floor pattern, colors, and textures enhance the sense of community. The two-story “Evergreen Tree Trunks” and the entire space are connected to these two tree trunks in the “Skylight” lounges.
Collaboration with the DaVita Corporate branding team created DaVita “Branding” wall opportunities throughout with their mission and values.
The design maximizes views and daylight by collecting private office spaces in the center; keeping open the majority of the perimeter for their teammates’ low workstations. All major circulations are connected to the natural lights horizontally as well as vertically. Their indoor cafeteria was designed to have the flexibility of being open to the outdoor terrace with folding garage doors.