Atomic Object has renovated and expanded into the third floor of its downtown Ann Arbor office building at 206 S. Fifth Ave.
The Grand Rapids-based, employee-owned, certified B Corporation has created custom software for more than 30 clients and has worked with various schools and nonprofits. Twenty of its 65 employees work out of the Ann Arbor office, which was established in 2013.
Elaine Ezekiel, Atomic Object’s director of marketing, says the company has wanted to expand its offices for more than a year and is excited about growing both its business and its presence in Ann Arbor.
As in the company’s original space on the building's second floor, the expansion features partially open, partially enclosed work space that allows for large group meetings as well as break-out spaces for quieter, more focused work.
Additionally, "the space has a great view of bustling Fifth Avenue and is arranged to flex to different uses and contexts," Ezekiel says.
One of the designated uses of the upgraded quarters will benefit employees and non-employees alike. Atomic Object is opening it up as an event space for community groups. Use of the space must be pre-approved and scheduled through Atomic Object staff.
"Atomic has always benefited from the contributions of the maker communities around us, as well as those making our local communities more resilient," Ezekiel says. "We’re thrilled to give back with the use of our expanded space."
Jaishree Drepaul-Bruder is a freelance writer and editor currently based in Ann Arbor. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photo by Elaine Ezekiel.