Customers and employees should be at the heart of every decision a company makes. Walker helps companies gain a competitive advantage by achieving that goal through programming and technology.
8940 River Crossing Blvd. | Indianapolis, in
Square Footage: 39,745
Employee Count: 75
Year of Buildout: 2018
General Contractor: Holladay Construction Group
Architect / Interiors: Parallel Design Group
Furniture: via Parallel Design Group
How does your space drive productivity, collaboration and connectivity?
Walker began at a kitchen table 80 years ago. We’ve upgraded our space a little since then!
We have plenty of room for individual buckle-down-and-work space plus other areas that promote togetherness for two people up to the entire company. These contain wireless monitors for information sharing. Each of our clients has an account team, so the collaborative spaces make coordinating easier. Several team spaces have large white boards, multicolor markers and sticky notes for those who prefer more tactile collaboration.
Naturally, a must was to have space that is welcoming and inspiring when we host clients. We incorporated the latest communication technologies, combined with comfortable meeting spaces, all settled in the impressive Keystone at the Crossing area.
What is the one thing that is unforgettable when someone walks through your space?
We intentionally designed the building to have an open, welcoming, bright, collaborative feel – lots of glass, white, open spaces, open stairway connecting different floors, plenty of conference space as well as informal meeting space.
The one space that brings the most exclamations and comments is known as The Garage. Our second-floor lunch room has two large garage doors that open to let in fresh air. This area gives a sense of connection to the outdoors while being above the hustle and bustle.
How does your space tell your company’s story and reflect its brand?
Our new office space confirms what Walker is: experienced, creative and innovative. While many 80-year-old companies may want to dwell on the past, Walker’s brand is focused on the future. We wanted the building to reflect a bright future, ongoing innovation and a sincere desire to help our clients succeed.
We connected with our past in the color scheme – the blue that has been part of our logos for more than 30 years – but in an updated and sophisticated manner that suits an organization with great knowledge in research, technology and analytics. We are an experienced and innovative professional services firm and the décor of our office reflects a high level of expertise.
How does your space engage your employee base?
Our building reflects our interest in recruiting and keeping top talent. Parallel designed a space appealing to today’s workforce, particularly to a younger workforce that places a high priority on flexibility and access to technology.
Collaboration booths encourage up to six people to work closely. Each has a screen that can be accessed wirelessly for presenting or collaborating.
Monitors display company news. Employees are encouraged to contribute news items, and it’s a great way to learn about new employees and clients, say “thank you” to others, congratulate employees who earn certifications and share successes.