Level 12, 280 Elizabeth St, Surry Hills
Design + Construct
People are at the heart of business. It is your people who create your culture. Studies have shown that if you nurture and support culture, your company will thrive.
The Digital Transformation Agency (DTA) helps government to improve digital services to make them simple, clear and fast. Focused on human experience of digital services, it’s no surprise that people are at the centre of all that they do; and it is those people who make digital transformation possible.
Following a successful tender submission for the Design and Construct of DTA’s new office space in Sydney, Sheldon used its streamlined project delivery methodology in consultation with DTA stakeholders to ensure that the design concept, budget, and tight timeline expectations would be met.
Sheldon designed a vibrant new office environment for DTA that encouraged flexible, collaborative working with integrated technology to create a dynamic space ripe for innovation.
Following an open plan design allowing light and views, workstations are surrounded by custom designed collaboration areas. Created at Sheldon’s own manufacturing facility, writable walls and modular furniture, with integrated IT and AV, provide the DTA team with the tools necessary to creatively work together to master transformation in the digital space.
Enclosed meeting rooms were designed in the centre of the space, making use of the abundance of natural light surrounding the perimeter for areas such as breakout and training facility, designed alongside workstation zones for ease of access and to foster the community environment at DTA.
Sheldon worked closely with DTA to ensure that the branding aligned and used a palette of blue tones with complimentary timber textures. Vibrant graphics with wayfinding were designed to further highlight the connection to people.
The existing open ceiling posed some challenges for Sheldon, who worked closely with engineers to ensure that security and acoustic requirements were met. By using several inhouse services, from design, electrical, partitioning to furniture and joinery manufacturing, Sheldon were able to complete the project in a tight time frame, and to a fixed budget.
Connectivity now embodies the new DTA workplace. Designed for its people, the transformative environment provides the tools to create, connect and collaborate; ultimately paving the path for the organisation to achieve its business goal, to transform digital services.