Article | Design

Intercontinental Exchange Headquarters


Atlanta, GA
272,000 SF
Corporate Interiors, Architecture, Engineering and Commissioning


American Society of Interior Design, Georgia Chapter –2017 Contract Product Design for Faceted Tables; ASID, Georgia Chapter –2017 Design Excellence Silver Award, Contract under 200,000 SF; ASID, Georgia Chapter –2016 Design Excellence Bronze Award, Corporate Office under 25,000 SF –Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. 3rd Floor Conference Center.

Our team provided architectural, interior and engineering design services for a new 14-story office renovation for Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), the leading network of regulated exchanges and clearinghouses for financial and commodity markets. The design needed to convey stability and tradition, while demonstrating a leading technological edge. The juxtaposition of these two ideas drove the development of the overall aesthetic, balancing marble and woods with sleek modern materials throughout the executive offices as well as supplementary offices for accounting, programmers and developers.

The client wanted to create a “smart” interior, one that supports the nature of the company and is designed to support and improve work and tasks customized to meet the needs of their different program requirements. In order to foster continued innovation in its delivery of reliable and accessible data, technology and risk management services around the world, the client needed a design that focused on collaboration. The solution required creating “hubs” of social settings and work venues to encourage interaction. All of this work was completed while existing tenants remained in place.
Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) is the leading network of regulated exchanges and clearinghouses for financial and commodity markets. ICE operates the world’s largest stock exchange and global markets. The corporate headquarters in Atlanta houses ICE business operations which are central to the functioning of the financial markets in the United States and internationally.

The new space was recognized for Design Excellence by the American Society of Interior Design (ASID), Georgia Chapter, winning Bronze and Silver respectively under the Corporate Contract category. In addition, ASID Georgia Chapter recognized ICE under the Product Design category for Faceted Tables.