Project: Rounder Records Headquarters & Distribution Facility

Location: Burlington, MA

Date Completed: 2005

Size: 30,000sf

Construction Cost: $1.4m

Project Architect: Piatt Associates, inc. with Stegman+Associates, inc.

Rounder Records, a pioneering record label developing traditional and innovative "roots" based music, inspired a design that reflected in its detail and materials the rural environment out of which the music grew: wood cribbing, unfinished corrugated metal, silo and barn like forms. Fitted into an existing generic office building, the plans were generated from a need to distribute remote sources of daylight as democratically as possible overlaid on abstracted plan diagrams of an over-scaled guitar and banjo. Opportunities for casual and creative staff interactions were provided within and around the prominent formal elements.