Biso Collective

A renovation of a historic train depot to house a collective of SaaS companies

Biso believes that a healthy culture is the key to sustainable success, so their space was designed to be welcoming, flexible and multi-purpose.

The design includes a new covered entry at the parking area, open workspace, conference rooms, a community room and café, phone rooms, patio space and a courtyard.

A mixture of bright, bold colors, natural light, and reinvigorated materials create a vibrant environment intended to fuel creativity and collaboration.

The community room furniture was selected with flexibility in mind and can accommodate large group presentations, training sessions and networking events.

A mural painted by Bendy Knees Design and custom conference room signage painted by Fitz Signs & Murals give the space character and highlight local Birmingham artists.

The tile on the kitchen island spells out “Biso” in binary code as a reference to Biso’s work with technology companies.

Soda blasting the ceiling and adding skylights reinvigorated this historic building. Maintaining the wood structure and exposed mechanical, electrical and pendant lighting gives the space a light, modern feel.

After Soda Blasting the Ceiling

The restoration of the exterior was focused on maintaining and elevating the style of this historic train depot building.

We replaced the original roof with metal roofing, insulation and skylights and kept the wood framing exposed below. Windows with small profile black aluminum framing were selected to mimic historic steel windows.

The new covered entry provides clear, easy access to the building from the main parking lot and offers cover to visitors during inclement weather.


The combination of dedicated workspace, meeting space and community spaces supports Biso’s culture-focused mission.