Detroit’s downtown rejuvenation and the owners’ growing workforce were catalysts to expanding the 16-story building on top of an existing three-story podium. Envisioned as a transparent jewel box, the addition maximizes the amount of natural daylight into each floor. At its apex, the 26,000-square-foot event space and terrace was conceived as an ethereal and modernist soft loft space. Curvilinear forms peel away from large masses to highlight entry and create scaled transitional moments. Faceted metal portals serve as entry points into the assembly rooms, which are wrapped in micro-perforated walnut acoustical panels. 16-foot-tall glass walls along the north facade provide the ultimate visual backdrop for events and speakers. Designed for maximum flexibility, the space will host a variety of corporate and community events.