JDK Design, Conference Room

Few companies envision a conference room on the roof of their building, let alone a meeting space designed like a metal box. Scott + Partners provided several studies for JDK’s rooftop conference box before creating a space that evoked an internal feeling of expanse, as well as providing dramatic views spanning Lake Champlain. In addition to resolving a number of code issues, the greatest challenges were navigating roof access and figuring out how a structure built in 1918 could support the big box. The result is a structurally sound design, including an elegant stairway.