When Cognizant Technology Solutions (Cognizant) acquired Boulder-area start up Quick Left, Cognizant Accelerator was formed. As a global tech giant, Cognizant has global office design standards, and as a national account for Abel Design Group, those standards were implemented for the design of two of the Cognizant California offices. With Cognizant Accelerator, the client tasked the Abel Design Group Denver team with a new design that incorporates local Boulder culture and maintains select elements of the Cognizant global office standards. To add to the complexity of the project, the design and the circulation of the office needed to accommodate Cognizant’s high security surrounding intellectual property.
The project included an open workstation area, meeting rooms, a game area, lockers, bike storage, touch-down huddle rooms, and collaboration spaces. The build-out also consisted of a divisible training room, phone rooms, and large break area/entertaining space.