Lionakis Sacramento Headquarters
The historic, 40,000 square foot building was originally home to the Weaver Tractor Showroom and more recently divided into multiple tenant suites with typical nine-foot lay-in ceilings hiding the enormous potential of the space. Lionakis turned it once again into a single space, exposing four original barrel vaults, including the largest volume, with 32 foot-high ceilings, that has become a major studio space.
In addition to embracing the best of the building’s original structure, employee health, wellness, and satisfaction informed the design. Through an engagement process that included all staff, the design evolved, providing large workstations with adjacent collaboration spaces, a lobby area that features an adjacent café and outdoor patio space, and both indoor and outdoor huddle spaces at ground level as well as “raised” treehouses that provide quiet workspaces in the 32-foot volume space. With a dedicated Research and Design Lab, and both formal and informal meeting spaces, staff, clients, and the community are welcomed as participants in the design process.