Scott Safety Franklin Hub Innovation Center
Collaborative Workplace Empowers Greater Innovation
Scott Safety (formerly a division of Tyco, then Johnson Controls, and now owned by 3M) wanted to signal their shift to a more innovative company culture among their engineering team.
To make that shift visible and tangible, Scott Safety retained Holt to create a more energetic and collaborative workspace for an internal “think tank,” called the Franklin Hub.
This space was built inside its own dedicated room — separated by walls from the old and unchanged cubicle farm (and the old-school attitudes they prolong).
Holt visually announced the Franklin Hub entrance with a bold and energizing pattern of red hexagons on a bright blue background, literally a beacon of color amidst a drab ocean of gray cubicles, paint, and carpet.
Inside the Franklin Hub, Holt designed a space built around collaboration:
- A continuation of the vivid graphic design announced outside the Hub
- Motivational graphic images and messages
- Collaborative workstations where team members work together on new solutions
- A conference area where engineers review data and plans on a large flat screen monitor
- A more casual home-like workspace including a sofa and coffee bar
This creativity-boosting space gave these Scott Safety engineers affirmation that their idea generation was the new direction for the company.
Interior Design + Space Planning
Workspace Furniture + Custom Millwork
Graphic Design + Production
Fabrication + Installation