144 Macquarie Street occupies a prime position in the Hobart commercial office market. After 40 years however the building needed significant upgrades to meet contemporary tenant expectations. This created an opportunity to re-present the building to new and existing tenants through a themed suite of internal refurbishments. Central to these works was the re-design and refurbishment of public spaces within the buildings, particularly the entry lobby and upper floor lift lobbies. Our approach was to contemporise the feel of the building – something a bit less 1970s retro and a bit more twenty-first century. Within this overall approach however, with colour and material choices related to new external treatments, we introduced variety across all floors and a unique ambience to the building entrance space. We were also able to introduce a consistent floor and ceiling material palette across all tenancies so that the building hangs together as a consistent aesthetic whole.