STOA was selected by Rice University to design the office build-out at the unfinished space of Room 310 in James Baker Hall. Working together with the Baker Institute Director, Ambassador Edward P. Djerejian, and the rest of the Rice design team, STOA developed several program design concepts to maximize the existing space and meet all of the specific aesthetics required for this project. Furniture layouts were established, and finish selections were introduced to enhance the space while still addressing existing conditions. Since the current space has no outside viewing windows, the rear wall was developed as the design feature for the area by highlighting and bathing the entire wall in LED lights. The client’s preference for the “CELEDON” color makes a unique statement and helps personalize the space by setting the tone for the entire space.