When Chesapeake Capital moved to the Federal Reserve Bank Building in downtown Richmond, it had less to do about client perception and impression and more to do with staff integration. Previously, they worked in a two-story brick colonial suburban office building where everyone either had individual offices or were in small clusters of conventional cubicles. Through Baskervill’s Immersion process, it became clear the client wanted to improve teamwork and conversation. The final design solution features an elevator lobby book ended by a ‘front porch’ – a semi-formal place for meeting while taking in river views. The kitchen is designed to be a more casual meeting place, and work spaces are completely open around the perimeter. A small number of private offices are positioned along the core with glass fronts and sliding doors to allow for easily accessible natural light, conversation, and staff interaction.