Modern design and Nana Wall distinguish Innoplex headquarters
A slick, modern space accented by touches of metal and splashes of red, the new Innoplex headquarters in Columbia is a high-impact and highly functional space, designed to fuel the growth of an information technology company.
Over the course of two months, Plano-Coudon Construction’s Small Projects Division (SPD) completed the meticulous, 6,000-square-foot renovation. Beyond moving walls, replacing flooring, improving wiring and installing a solid ceiling, the SPD team worked closely with Innoplex and property owner, Corporate Office Properties Trust (COPT), to ensure the space embodied the desired style and facilitated all business functions.
The completed office suite has private offices for all employees, a modern kitchen and lounge area, a gleaming foyer, and three conference rooms, including a show conference room that features a “Nana Wall.” Nine feet tall and 18 feet long, the folding, frosted-glass wall heightens the flexibility of the space while also providing privacy and a decorative feature.
“Installing the Nana Wall was tricky because we had to figure out how to notch the floor slab to drop in the tracks for the wall without damaging the surrounding slab. But it worked well and it looked beautiful in the end,” said Bridgette Miller, the SPD project manager for the Innoplex renovation.
“Innoplex didn’t pick Plano-Coudon for this job. COPT did. But it was one of the best things that could have happened,” said Tim Spencer of Innoplex.
A former facilities manager, Spencer said he was impressed by Plano-Coudon’s knowledge, work quality, close attention to detail, flexibility and ability to complete all work on schedule.
Plano-Coudon, he said, made extra efforts to compensate for a vendor’s late delivery of the Nana Wall.
“They coordinated the installation during off-business hours in the evening and on the weekend so it wouldn’t impact our daily business,” Spencer said. “When we came back to work, it was all done and cleaned up.”
Plano-Coudon’s SPD team also helped Innoplex with final details of the move, such as installing television monitors, shelves, whiteboards and furniture.
“Everything was done. We didn’t even have the smell of paint when we moved in,” Spencer said. “Plano-Coudon took care of everything.”
“Innoplex was a great client to work with,” Miller said. “We wanted them to be just as happy and excited about their new space as we were about building it.”