V.I.A. is Vertical Intelligent Architecture that not only defines space, but redefines the role vertical real estate plays in today’s workplace.
Walls aren’t going away—they’re simply being asked to do more. V.I.A. creates intelligent rooms, designed to augment human interaction by providing true acoustical privacy and hosting technology. It provides a sense of permanence with the speed and design flexibility of a relocatable wall.
Acoustic Intelligence: Focused workspaces can be adjacent to dynamic collaborative team spaces without noise disturbance issues. To support workers with true acoustical privacy, V.I.A. is engineered with a unique acoustical intelligence; all frames, skins and every junction is manufactured with full acoustical seals.
Design Freedom: V.I.A. not only allows you to realize your design vision today, but its embedded intelligence provides a platform for the future. With V.I.A. it’s easy to make small changes or large changes, providing a sense of permanence with flexibility for evolving business needs.
EnvisionIt: V.I.A. is developed with EnvisionIt, the design flexibility from Steelcase that enables parametric products to easily be planned and ordered by selecting desired attributes, simplifying the entire process from specification through installation. EnvisionIt removes the many boundaries to creativity typically imposed by “fixed” sizes and provides you with the ability to express your own vision.
Consistent Aesthetic: V.I.A. provides consistent and predictable visual detailing to provide architects the freedom to express their vision using a broad range of materials and wall typologies to create different spaces with the same kit of parts and not have to compromise on vision or worry about the details.
Options for personalizing V.I.A. for each office environment abound: Choose slider doors, swing doors, solid skins (in painted steel, fabric-wrapped steel, and veneer), markerboard skins, LED lighting, integrated whiteboard skins, and more. The system, which has an STC rating from 42 to 50, accommodates a maximum ceiling height of 12′, while the horizontal skins can be sized up to 5′ by 10′, and the vertical skins 5′ by 10′, or 12′ when the width is 4′. V.I.A. is manufactured using a variable amount of recycled content and will be SCS Indoor Advantage Certified. Available winter of 2014.