When architect and client share a singular vision and embrace a spirit of constructive collaboration, inspired design usually results. MTBT sought to consolidate the company's two suburban offices in order to streamline workflow, provide additional space for employees and better reflect their unique corporate culture. The space would also serve as a venue for company events. Several factors were critical in ensuring the functionality of the design. Since the new offices would be spread over two floors, HSB was challenged to provide a sense of connectivity throughout the space and provide daylight to the lower level. The floor was removed adjacent to an existing stairway to achieve these objectives. Equally important, was the potential for this open stairway to also serve as a dramatic focal point within the office. New benching style workstations and glass front offices add to the open feel of the space. Windows were reinstalled in the back of the building to allow light in from both the east and west.