After acquiring a Colorado-based luxury auto dealer, Kuni Automotive Group tripled its corporate headquarters staff and needed new space. C2K designed a new 15,000-square-foot headquarters for the dealership consortium in Vancouver’s Columbia Tech Center.
The new office represents a significant departure from the traditional, carpeted, wood-paneled space Kuni’s employees knew before. By contrast, the new headquarters are open and airy, with a mix of white and black with brightly colored accents. Drawing inspiration from the home bases of Google, Facebook, Hub Madrid, and others, the design team deployed polished cement floors, exposed ceilings, and garage doors to inject a creative and high-tech spirit. The headquarters include a commercial-grade kitchen for demonstrations and community gatherings. A showroom area to display new vehicles keeps the corporate staff connected to their dealership roots.
Catherine Brown at En Fuego Design provided furniture and color palette selection. The project was completed in December 2012.