challenger pipe & steel

Location: Spokane Valley, WA

Square Footage: 3,385

Construction Type: Remodel



After eight years in their outdated location, Challenger Pipe & Steel purchased a new building and grasped the opportunity to create a new image.  Their goals included enhancing corporate culture, attracting and retaining staff, supporting healthy lifestyles, and timeless design.  Collaboration needs of the staff dictated an open floor plan but with 95% of them on the phone for the majority of the day, controlling the acoustics became the prime challenge.



A strong classic neutral color pallet was developed for the overall finishes and metallic accents were incorporated in custom elements such as a back lit logo and custom U.S. map to celebrate Challenger’s ties to the steel industry. To solve the acoustical issues, careful furniture specification and placement along with a new acoustic ceiling treatment aid in keeping the noise level to a minimum. The staff enjoys the many perks of the space including a full kitchen in the communal meeting/dining room. A locker room is provided to encourage running and walking during the lunch hour on the nearby Centennial Trail.