Neumann/Smith Architecture Bedrock Headquarters

The four-story historic Metropole Building had been largely vacant for 47 years. The building has now endured a spectacular renovation into a company’s new headquarters. The palette of this classic industrial workplace is inspired by the Gilded “Green Gold” era, a play on Detroit’s first industry of green lumber. The architectural features are derived from a homogenous mix of details found amongst many buildings of the Historic Financial District. The space is intended to primarily be an entertainment and event venue, and secondly an office space. The client wanted to create privacy for the work environment so guests wouldn’t feel like they were interrupting office operations so there is a clear distinction between the entertainment and office spaces. The office has a variety of private offices that have room for small meetings, flexible workspaces, and informal spaces for collaboration.