C2 Design Group

In 2017, principal and owner, Michael Roman knew he needed additional space for his growing business. C2 began designing and planning a new 15,000 SF office located in the Schenectady County Airport Business Park. The larger office was necessary in order to provide space to hire additional architects and marketing staff.

The new office features an open space design with plenty of natural daylighting, several dedicated collaboration spaces, and a modern kitchen with a center island for staff to congregate, converse, and connect.

Sustainability was at the heart of design considerations that include solar panels on the roof, an electric vehicle charging station, and LED lighting on automated timers with infrared motion sensors. Nest Learning Thermostats automatically adapt to changing seasons and occupants’ schedules. These design elements have allowed the office to sustain and support all electrical energy costs, making it an electric net zero headquarters.

The design team was deeply committed to creating a workplace environment that promotes team unity and connectivity. It’s critically important to create a space where staff can grow professionally and engage with their peers.

Project Type: Corporate Culture

Location: Schenectady, NY

Size: 15,000 SF

Year Completed: 2019