One Month, Three Grand Openings

Studio8 celebrated not just one, but three grand openings this past month

American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) Headquarters, Austin, Texas

First on the list was the grand opening of the American Association of Nurse Practitioner’s (AANP) new three-story, 33,900 s.f. national headquarters in Southwest Austin. AANPs program required a majority of closed offices so it was important to create multiple touchpoints for collaboration and social interaction. Key features include a state of the art All Hands Room, a Board Room with an expansive built-in banquette, an exit stair that was opened up to become a communicating stair with adjacency to a coffee bar, collaboration zones and the third floor break room with a combined outdoor terrace that offers great views of the Austin landscape. Their new facility is designed to better support the mission of AANP, accommodating new member benefits, new resources for practice and development and educational opportunities. See more pictures here.

Workforce Solutions Capital Area, Austin, Texas

Next up was the grand opening of Workforce Solutions Capital Area’s new North Career Center in Northeast Austin. Studio8 began the programming process in 2018, working closely with WFS and their employees to learn more about their culture, goals, and how they worked to ensure their next facility met their needs and could better support their mission. Relocating into a 71,000 s.f. facility, the new location is nearly twice the size of the previous one and offers three times as many meeting rooms to allow clients to have private conversations with staff. Learn more about WFS here.

Horizon Bank, Holland Texas

Last but certainly not least, we celebrated the historical renovation of Horizon Bank in Downtown Holland, Texas. This charming 2,700 s.f. building dates all the way back to 1905 and boy are we swooning over the architectural details. The design and construction team worked closely with the client to ensure the historical integrity of the bank remained intact, including mimicking the traditional black and white penny tile flooring, restoring the marble countertops and our favorite, exposing the incredible metal craftsmanship of the historic vaults and Teller bars that were originally buried in paint. In addition to renovating the interiors and providing furniture services, Studio8 also provided architectural modifications including restoring the original glass windows and designing the drive through canopy addition. Stay tuned for final photos of the project.