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WILLIAMS FORREST
225 East Grant Street, Lancaster, Pennsylvania

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Williams Forrest is a young and innovative internet architecture firm, based in downtown Lancaster, Pennsylvania; serving many clients outside the area, including major accounts such as BMW North America, HP-Hewlett Packard and Puma.

Williams-Forrest was seeking a new creative space for their quickly growing firm and found a furniture and cabinetry shop on the first level of this historic building, previously the manufacturing building for Central Paper Box Company. The raw industrial space provided the backdrop for the insertion of some fun, creative work spaces. Tippetts/Weaver worked with Williams Forrest on space planning and interior architectural design, as well as furniture selection and the design of custom work stations and locally fabricated furniture pieces.
The renovated 3,900 square foot space currently provides work space for a staff of 20+ employees, as well as a canvas for display of the owner’s vast collection of 80’s era vintage skate board decks.

The four-story masonry structure is considered a contributing structure within the National Register Historic District. The doors to the original loading dock now open inwards to the newly defined conference room. The industrial shell allowed the digital solutions company to creatively design their open office plan with work surface groupings for desired team collaborations.