The Client



Charles Champagne


10988 N Harrells Ferry Rd
Suite 12
Baton Rouge, LA 70816


By Day


April 2018


225 Magazine


As the president and founder of Gatorworks, a Baton Rouge-based digital marketing firm, Brian Rodriguez wanted a refined office space to better suit the growing company’s young and creative culture. After deciding to rehouse the Gatorworks office in a 1980s Acadian-style office complex, he asked architecture firm BY DAY and Tiek & Co. for help reimagining and enlivening the space. This was our first collaboration with BY DAY, in what would soon become an official partnership. 

While the new Gatorworks location offered plenty of natural sunlight and great views of a lake behind the property, it was outdated with poorly defined spaces. The end goal was to create a visually arresting, functional office space that conveyed a high-energy atmosphere and appealed to both employees and clients alike. Having been brought into the project from the outset, we were able to develop preliminary space plans, completely rearranging the existing floor plan and bringing in additional portions of the space that were not part of the original layout.

To develop interior concepts that reflected the company culture, we incorporated key colors from existing artwork into paint finishes, flooring, and tile. The artwork was complemented by playful, pop-art-style wallpaper in strategic spots, helping to delineate areas throughout the workspace. Although workday comfort and functionality drove furniture selections, we used retro-inspired shapes and bold upholstery finishes to create a cohesive end result. 

The finished project was a successful design project, from both an aesthetic and a collaborative perspective. As Gatorworks president Brian Rodriguez reflected, “Tiek & Co. took our space to the next level. They listened well to our general ideas and worked closely with the architect and contractor. We trusted their process. When we moved into the new space, there was a tangible positive difference I noticed with our team. The new office is a place our group enjoys going to each morning.” Gatorworks was happy to have an inspiring new environment for their work in the creative and technology realm, and Tiek & Co. was happy to have taken the first step on what would eventually become an exciting collaborative partnership with BY DAY.