• Second and Seneca //

    Revitalizing an underutilized office lobby into a connected work experience

A renovated lobby creates a valuable junction between streetscape and the tenants' private workspace in a downtown high-rise office building.


Urban Renaissance Group partnered with MG2 to renovate the lobby of their Second and Seneca office tower. With two existing cafés adjoining the lobby, the design team recognized the environment’s potential to enhance synergies between tenants’ work and social lives.

It was important the lobby’s interior design promote flexibility and choice among its users, while also respecting the existing architecture of the building. Ottoman seating is thoughtfully configured throughout the space to enable a variety of interactions. Additionally, an adjacent storage room was transformed into a mobile charging lounge where people can comfortably work from their devices.

To keep the lobby feeling energized, MG2 partnered with Digital Kitchen to create evolving custom content displayed on a mosaic of seven wall-mounted LED screens. The contemporary atmosphere of the new ground-level common space incorporates modern pendant lighting, fluted textured tiles and slated wall sections to create an amenity that will help Urban Renaissance Group continue to attract and retain high-caliber tenants.