“Brooktree Capital Management seeks to compound client capital and outperform the market averages over long periods of time. We do so by investing in high quality publicly traded businesses via a concentrated portfolio”
We met Brian Ellis and Hunter Lewis through their architect and longtime collaborator, Dixon Architecture, who asked us to support their new office project with interior design services.
Brooktree had been renting a space in downtown Grand Rapids for many years and thought it time to own property based on their own wealth management strategy, as well as creating a space that was more aesthetically consistent with their values. That brought them to Camelot Drive off East Paris in Grand Rapids. And through a competitive process, they decided to build with BCI Construction.
Designing through COVID was tough, everything took longer, and the times between meetings were extended. But our friends at Brooktree Capital Management were patient and consistent.
r.o.i. Design celebrates the interior design overall but especially enjoys a few features:
The overall lighting plan was architectural, lineal, and used more drywall ceilings than we typically see.
In addition to drywall ceilings, the space included wood baffles and exposed ceilings.
From the onset of design, Brooktree wanted wood veneer details, which resulted in the placement of veneer in the conference room, closed offices, and the open office. We used Sanfoot wood veneer wallcoverings and thank H.L. Bolkema for the expert and experienced installation, The ash veneer looks great. A great design depends on its installation.
The cloud detail in the café in contrast to the open ceiling looks great!
The use of the exterior stone in the vestibule ties the exterior to the interior and we continued the colors of the masonry brick to the interior paint pallet.