Making the Coolest Use of Space

BRININSTOOL, KERWIN, AND LYNCH
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Materials and Minimalism

The Chicago-based software company 37Signals, whose co-founder Jason Fried is an Inc. columnist, sought an office environment that would encourage collaboration among employees. Working with architects Brininstool, Kerwin, and Lynch, the company devised a plan for a long row of "team rooms" with clear glass walls and magnetic chalkboard panels. For bigger meetings, employees use an auditorium that seats, fittingly, 37 people.