Due to the changing world ofcommunication and publication, the South Bend Tribune needed to vacate theirexisting office space. The new spacewould require both open concept and private office meeting space for therelocated staff. As part of ongoing workat Building 113, part of the Renaissance district mixed-use project in downtownSouth Bend, IN, Jones Petrie Rafinski was engaged by the owner to assist inlocating and designing a space appropriate for the tenant as well as aligningwith the vision of the District.
The new Tribune offices consistsof roughly 16,500 square feet of space with a mix of open and enclosed spaces. The open office area benefits from the largeexterior windows of the former Studebaker automobile facility. Custom workstations give a level of visualand acoustic privacy to the open space along with efficient workspace. The enclosed areas include a large breakroomwith a kitchenette, conference rooms (both large and small) and private officesfor department heads and supervisors. Several private rooms are also provided fordigital media such as podcasts and digital photography. The overall building is designed to bemodular and flexible, giving the tenant the ability to expand or contract theirspace as the business evolves in the future.