Odimo partners with Sullivan Higdon & Sink on move to Westport
“We hate sheep”. That’s the quirky motto that everyone at Sullivan, Higdon + Sink works by and it shows. Their relentless effort to stand out from the flock has produced several prestigious awards including Advertising Age’s Midwest Ad Agency of the Year as well as BMA’s Business Marketing Agency of the Year. Business is booming which means new hires and the need for a new home.
We began our relationship with SHS in May of 2017, when we were selected for a small expansion to their existing office in the Crossroads. Through multiple charrettes, office surveys, workflow observation and programming, we determined the needs of the company for office layout, meeting space, and amenities. During that study, their work continued to grow. By the fall of 2017, we were assisting them in assessing and testing potential new locations.
After several major site assessments, lease negotiation support with the fabulous team at JLL, Anne Erickson & Larry Glaze, and lots of M&Ms… we are thrilled with their final selection in the heart of Westport. We are now pressing forward with the transformation of the existing 40,000sf Manor Square space, a combination of two existing tenant spaces. We are collaborating with the landlord’s architect, Hoefer Wysocki, in visioning the integration of their exterior redesign with our interior ideas. Henderson Engineers is on our team for MEP and AV. Together we are bringing technology integration and acoustic detailing to bear as we design a variety of spaces that balance the need for quiet, thoughtful areas with open, collaborative environments.
Through our journey with SHS over the last 18 months, we now understand their culture and how they want to evolve. Utilizing current workplace trends, we are selecting furniture to support the daily needs of the many teams at SHS, providing both heads down work areas as well as various gathering spaces. Gathering spaces include multiple scales of use, from lounge spaces for six to a firm-wide assembly area.
The agency is aiming to inspire and empower their employees by redefining their work environment. By creating opportunities for more daylight, views, and connectivity, the space will fuel their creative work and in turn, their business.
Their mission; be remarkable. And Odimo is here to help them do just that.
The renovation of the SHS space is part of a larger Manor Square development. The proposed $75 million West Port Terrace at Manor Square project includes apartments around Char Bar on Pennsylvania Avenue and a nine-story building on Mill Street that would feature lofts and a 120-room boutique hotel. The plan also calls for a public park with green space atop the existing parking garage. Read more in the KCBJ, here.
Read more in the Kansas City Business Journal, here.