Varonis, Morrisville, North Carolina
Varonis, a leading provider of software solutions that protect data from insider threats and cyberattacks, recently completed work on a new office for their teams in North Carolina. The space, situated in an office park outside of Raleigh–Durham International Airport, is part of a series of fit outs Varonis has completed across North America that have sought to enforce and enhance their corporate culture while rolling out new interpretations of the brand throughout the different teams and offices. The new space, designed by Pliskin Architecture with the help of Tina Barnard Designs, features workstations and collaboration elements crafted locally in the Raleigh-Durham area, as well as spaces that sustain a wide range of activities from formal work interactions through casual encounters.
The new office is a colorful intervention in a 14,000sf ground floor space. Leveraging tall ceilings (as high as 14′ in certain areas), the office draws employees through a series of public spaces, and encourages encounters across teams, through both formal and informal gathering settings. From a dedicated play area in the break-room (including both video games on a 70″ screen and old arcade games) to meeting rooms that abandon a corporate feel and adopt a residential vocabulary, the ground is set for a workplace environment that fosters a new office culture for the company’s growing presence in North Carolina. The furnishings include a variety of custom elements, from raw steel and wormy maple workstations, through a conference table supported by an 80 year-old truss from a local water tower, to a custom designed 20-person communal table fabricated by Bull City Designs in Durham.
Design Lead – Pliskin Architecture / Amy Shell, Barak Pliskin, Mat Staudt, Ming Ming Lin, Thomas Heltzel
Associate Designer – Tina Barnard Designs / Tina Barnard, Jeff Marxreiter
MEP – Crenshaw Consulting Engineers / Chris Aycock
Lighting – Megan Pfeffer Trimarchi
Graphic Design – Forrest Jessee
Project Management – Cushman & Wakefield / Jim Baker
General Contractor – Trinity Partners / James Santini, Jim Baty
Furniture – Edge Office / Tracy Byerly, Patrick Brown, Michael Kerr
Custom Furniture – Bull City Designs / Scott Meguid
Signage – Capital Sign Solutions