United Technologies Research Center named this space in honor of the Faraday cage. A Faraday cage or Faraday shield is an enclosure used to block electromagnetic fields. A Faraday shield may be formed by a continuous covering of conductive material, or in the case of a Faraday cage, by a mesh of such materials. Faraday cages are named after the English scientist Michael Faraday, who invented them in 1836. To learn more about Faraday click here.
The inspiration for this space design came to be when a new executive was hired. He previously worked for Google and was a big advocate of Google’s open, collaborative workspaces, consisting of bright colors. This project became UTRC’s introduction to implementing open workspace plans throughout their company. Space includes several phone booths and a lounge area.