HAPPENINGS / DESIGN FORWARD / EVOLUTION GAMING WORKPLACE
Evolution Gaming is a world leader in advanced IT-solutions for online casino gaming. With the intention of bringing their US headquarters to the Detroit area, Evolution selected the Southfield Town Center for its central location. Neumann/Smith was tasked with renovating the outdated space to create a workplace that sparks innovation, allowing the team at Evolution to create their immersive and entertaining live gaming shows.
A growing team, Evolution initially encompassed one floor, but has since grown to take on more space to support their team and operations. They desired a workplace design that is clean and refreshing with biophilic design, and a clear change from the dark gaming studios. The entire space is a showpiece for their brand and pays homage to their roots in Latvia. The lively kitchen area, called The Canteen, is an area in which all employees can come together and collaborate, celebrate, and experience serendipitous interactions that spark further creativity for the organization.
Inspired by people, textures, and pattern
Layered with the bones of an old tech space and Detroit culture, the Evolution Gaming workspace was inspired by the late Mr. Detroit. He embodied the urban attitude and swag that influenced the whimsical material palette as it contrasts the light, bright, fresh feel of the Evolution brand. Our team of designers brought local makers, art, and bold pattern into this multi-layered design approach to parallel Evolution’s values—Alive. Do Right. Work Together.
Neumann/Smith team members included, Project Manager Josh Pearson, Design Director Jaimelyn Neher, Designers: Trent Schmitz and Holly Jasinski, as well as Project Architect Eric Henry. In collaboration with Matrix Consulting Engineers, Interior Space Management (ISM), Resurget Engineering, and American Interiors.