Customization and the Warmth of Wood Panels
Panattoni Construction and Development is a privately-owned business with locations around the globe. After a very competitive bid process, Western Contract was able to win over the hearts and minds of project architects Vitae Architecture for Panattoni’s new corporate headquarters in Sacramento, California.
Being both a construction and development company, flexibility in function and aesthetic was important. However, when members of the Panattoni team visited Haworth’s San Francisco showroom, the initial reaction to the product of choice, Premise, was lukewarm; it looked too urban for the client’s taste.
The Panattoni team toured Western Contract’s showroom — the same Premise product with a warmer aesthetic — and then understood the level of customization possible with Premise. Further, the product’s range of worksurface types and sizes addressed the company’s need to accommodate documents ranging from accounting reports to oversized drawings. Premise allowed Vitae and Panattoni the freedom to customize workstations to the job at hand and the performance level required.
Panattoni also chose to use Improv Tag chairs throughout the project, both for its elegance and for its ability to adapt to the different finishes used in each department.