Modular Feature Stair – Bethesda MD, USA

Architectural

Commissioned for a prestigious private equity company headquarters in Besthesda MD, Synergi worked with world-renowned architect Dennis Austin of Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners to successfully design, manufacture and install an incredibly eye-catching, yet fully functional, floating modular feature stair to connect three floors of an existing office building.

The striking design utilizes a combination of glass, stainless steel, and a high gloss paint finish, creating a central sculptural element which allows the free flow of light and easy access between the office areas. In addition to the creative design, engineering expertise and specialist manufacturing capability required, a key challenge of this project was the requirement to install the staircase in a fully occupied space. This had to be factored into the whole design process and required minimum disruption to the tenants and, of course, strict adherence to health and safety regulations and the project timeline. The result is well worth it, winning a prestigious WBC STAR Award.

  • The curved central landing features are supported by a suspended harness system of rods and spars. Both technically and visually excellent, the curved design elements include the stainless steel handrail and glass balustrade

  • Specially requested by the designers to be ‘like the paintwork on a Lamborghini’, we commissioned a bespoke automotive paint to provide a smooth, high gloss, fluorescent orange finish