Conceived as shifting strata, 979 generates a kinetic persona for Creative Class A offices—from both lake and freeway aspects. Each tier—highbay office/lobby, parking ‘trays’, and upper office plates—floats over vivid colored soffits. Syncopated ribbon windows engage prime views to Downtown, Tempe Town Lake, and mountain ranges. An efficient ‘thin core’ with nested ‘scissor’ stairs yields ideal floor plates with open ceilings. Orientation-specific shade brows and break-out meeting terraces prioritize environmental stewardship, and quality of life in the progressive workplace.