Coral Gables, Florida
Square Footage: 21,425
2012 National Design Award Society of American Registered Architects (SARA)
2012 SANDI Award, Honorable Mention for Design Excellence / Commissioned Project IIDA South Florida Chapter
Zubi Advertising is one of the largest, full service and independently owned Hispanic advertising agencies in the country, handling numerous accounts for Fortune 500 companies.
The design concept stemmed from the founder’s vision of running a company like family with the composition of their teams coming from all areas of Latin America.
The concept “El Barrio (The Neighborhood)” was developed to “brand” their corporate headquarter as a workplace, where regardless of culture, the teams would feel energized, comfortable and proud of their work.
As you enter the space, an image of the founder is predominantly displayed on the wall, welcoming all guests. The Zubi logo at the main entry transforms into the reception desk. This area becomes the node which connects the
conferencing/meeting areas with the studio/teaming areas.
Additional features of the space include “casitas” – offices designed as white cubes floating within the design studio with porches/meeting nooks between them. Benching style workstations were selected for a higher level of efficiency and future growth opportunities. Meeting rooms were designed as living rooms, libraries and cigar lounges. The large open conferencing area has garage doors and moveable glass walls allowing the space flexibility to become a large open area.