Layer One Media
Layer One Media, Inc. was a tenant build-out in a turn of the century timber frame warehouse building (Renaissance Building) in Milwaukee’s historic Third Ward. Layer One Media, specialists in web development, asked that we design a modern, upbeat space reflecting the cutting edge posture of their business. They requested that the lobby space “make a statement.” The design team utilized bold colors and interesting forms to break the box- like configuration of the space and metaphorically reflect the firm name by creating layers of overhang and soffits. Additionally the organic shapes, sultry motion of the tropical fish, and slick surfaces stand in counterpoint to the rough hewn character of the venerable timber framing and rough texture of the original brick. Lighting washes strategic areas, creates pools of light in others, and lends sizzle to polished surfaces.