BBVA Global Interior Design Standards

SOM recently developed the Global Interior Design Standards and Manual for BBVA, an international retail banking institution. The emphasis was on creating a highly performative workplace that conveys the company's core brand ideas while bolstering client services and amplifying opportunities for growth.

The guidelines represent a radical transformation to a completely open-plan environment. In addition to the general interior, the standards direct the design of offices, elevator lobbies, reception areas, conference rooms, and support areas. They also establish a procurement strategy for fixtures and finishes, with a focus on local manufacturing, installation, and maintenance.

SOM is now in the process of implementing the guidelines in BBVA corporate locations in Madrid, Mexico City, and New York City. They will be rolled out in additional offices as opportunities for renovation and new development emerge.