Molecule Architects designed the office of Escala Partners, a new wealth
management company headquartered on Melbourne’s Collins Street.
Molecule’s design for Escala redefines the conventional sterile layouts
associated with commercial offices with a key objective to make the wealth
management company’s clients experience hospitality in a corporate environment.
Inspired by the cloistered clubs of mid-century Manhattan where doing
business was a glamorous act and a handshake sealed a deal, Molecule used the
setting as a take-off point for their design. Escala’s office dissolves the
expected separation of clients (front-of-house) and staff (back-of-house),
allowing views and access across the floor plate.
The project represents a new benchmark in professional services
environments and workplace design, proving that serious and stressful
conversations about money can also happen in an enjoyable environment.