It Took a Village to Make This Agency’s Tampa Office Feel Like Home

Throughout 22squared’s 90-year history, the full-service agency whose roster includes Baskin-Robbins, Publix and Southeast Toyota has always remained independent. Although the shop is headquartered in Atlanta, it has a commanding presence in Tampa, Fla. After 22 years in the same location, the Tampa office moved across town, enlisting design firm Associated Space Design to whip up its new digs. “It was crucial that this was a Tampa-led, Tampa-inspired space,” said 22squared chief administrative officer Mike Grindell. “All of 22squared’s design partners were local Tampa companies, other than national suppliers like Knoll.” Lighting was the easy part: the large windows throughout the space take full advantage of the sunlight and Tampa scenery. As for impressing those top-shelf clients, the Creative Living Room (pictured above) is where new business meetings and pitches take place.