Publicis Seattle is a world-class agency with enough big-name clients and award-winning work to make the home office back East more than proud. But doing great work for clients endemic to the Pacific Northwest like the Muckleshoot Indian tribe, Eddie Bauer and the Seattle Symphony means this Publicis outpost reflects the values of the region.
With a well-maintained roof garden, living logo and murals paying homage to Seattle, the office is a welcoming and familiar environment. Above all, though, the aim was to be inviting and warm from the moment the doors open. “There’s nothing more boring than a standard entryway,” said brand and business development senior manager Nelson Fortier. “The idea of the foyer was to create a mosaic of sorts that could tie into the shapes and colors of the brand cubbies located around the back walls of the lobby.”
Keeping It Green
The roof garden was introduced by a staff member with a green thumb. “Everything is free for the taking and is often consumed during BBQ sessions when the sun is shining on our rainy city,” said Fortier.
Every quarter, an in-house designer comes up with different elevator wraps to keep the space fresh. “Some of our elevator murals are so well liked that they find a permanent home on one of our hallway walls,” explained Fortier.
The vinyl wall mural of the Seattle cityscape that was illustrated by two production artists is a nod to the city they love.
A living moss wall comprises the Publicis logo.
The Publicis Seattle cubbies in the main lobby are filled with quirky artifacts like old VHS players.
This story first appeared in the June 13, 2016 issue of Adweek magazine.
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