The beverage giant made major changes to its Atlanta campus in order to inspire its employees and reinvent itself

Many up-and-coming companies are embracing the philosophy that inspiring creativity and productivity in employees starts with a creative and productive office. Now, even established companies are coming to see the benefit to revitalizing their employees with a new, improved office, like Coca-Cola. The beverage giant’s Atlanta headquarters recently got a remodel from Gensler that the company hopes will reinvigorate the brand in a time when consumers are increasingly being warned off sugary drinks.

Some of the changes were made to encourage more communication, like turning the ground floors of the six buildings on the campus into open communal spaces, with cafés and lounges as well as conference rooms. The campus also features a medical office, pharmacy, convenience store, fitness center, bike storage and dry cleaners, as well as bright new artwork.

“We had a kind of a dream with this [would feel like a] really vibrant student center at a great university,” Julie C. Seitz, the Global Director of Coca-Cola’s Global Workplace team, told Co.Design. “And we’ve gotten that. People are spending time with each other, having conversations they wouldn’t otherwise have.”

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Many up-and-coming companies are embracing the philosophy that inspiring creativity and productivity in employees starts with a creative and productive office. Now, even established companies are coming to see the benefit to revitalizing their employees with a new, improved office, like Coca-Cola. The beverage giant’s Atlanta headquarters recently got a remodel from Gensler that the company hopes will reinvigorate the brand in a time when consumers are increasingly being warned off sugary drinks.