More than 5,000 linear feet of Flex-C Arch™ and Flex-C Trac® from Flex-Ability Concepts were used to bring to life the unique architectural theory utilized in designing the interior office space for Intech’s headquarters in West Palm Beach, FL. Intech, an institutional money management firm, has taken the top two floors of the new City Place Tower. The 18-story building offers 300,000 sq. ft. of Class A office space.
Intech’s 50,000 sq. ft. of space was designed by Jalali Design, Los Angeles. Firm president Yousef Jalali bases his organic design theory on the assertion that “nothing is square in nature.” According to Jalali, “My style is opposite the Roman influence where everything is square. I take a more medieval approach where there are few right angles and more fluid movement.”
Consequently, the hallways of the Intech offices tend to “meander” with numerous curved walls and soffits. In addition, the halls include more than 250 “cloud” formations at ceiling level. “When the construction team saw the design concept, there was really a lot of concern about how we were going to accomplish all of the curves,” Jalali said. “But the doubters were amazed at how quickly the installation was completed. Without Flex-C Arch and Flex-C Trac, the process would have been impossible.” Jalali reports that Intech is “ecstatic” about the look of the offices.
Installation was done by Master Plaster, Inc., Hollywood, FL. “This was a large, complex job,” said Jaime Meza, project manager. “We had a 12-man crew there for about a year but that increased to 40 to 50 installers at peak times. We have lots of experience with Flex-Ability Concepts products. Flex-C Arch and Flex-C Trac were perfect for this complicated job. They’re more time-efficient to install than traditional framing and they’re sturdier.”
The Flex-Ability Concepts sales representative on the project was Jeffrey Grummert, Around Florida Distributors, Inc., Clermont, FL.