S9 Architects and Innovation Alley
S9 believes each design solution is informed by programmatic, physical, environmental, economic and contextual forces, rejecting pre-conceived ideas and stylistic preoccupations. Inspired by the industrial history and materials of Industry City, Innovation Alley was conceived of and designed by S9 Architecture as a tangible symbol that visually and physically connects the work and public spaces of eight buildings, five streets, and four courtyards. A series of steel beam “wickets” and floating halo lights form a continuous armature that pierces the positive and negative spaces created by the buildings, courtyards and streets. At almost 1000 feet long, Innovation Alley almost instantly became the spine and collaborative meeting place in this burgeoning bed of 21st century innovation economy.