Our workspace is on the ground floor of an old office building next to the Chinatown gate in downtown Boston (read the Globe's writeup of our building). When we found the space, it held tremendous promise, but needed to be reimagined. The western exposure had been bricked-in, hiding the original beautiful arched windows. Previous tenants had grappled with the space's cooling and lighting needs, and the result was a confused jumble of equipment and fixtures. Our plan focused on the creation of a serene experience, anchored by simple organizing ideas. We restored the original matched east and west entrways, and used the corridor between them to orient the space. To one side of the corridor, we focused on kitchen, IT, storage, and back-of-house facilities. On the other we implemented open workstations arranged in collaborative pods. The result is a welcoming studio that inspires collaboration and inquiry.