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About the Project

The primary physical constraint of the project was the low deck heights throughout the space. An open ceiling solution was decided upon, and drove the design and configuration of the mechanical, electrical, lighting and tel/data distribution for the project. Tight coordination allowed for minimal extensions from the ceiling, as can be seen in the open office areas. The early installation of these systems allowed for an even spraying of the colored Sonospray providing the acoustical treatment necessary for their operations. The space has a number of unique areas beyond the typical office. Some of these areas include a yoga studio, team rooms, nap and meditation rooms, a full production studio and associated control room, lounge area, LAN Room and shared pantry/break room. Additionally, the entrance was made into two completely separate (yet joined by a corridor on the secured side of the space) lobbies, one for each of the groups. Each reception reflects the colors and character of the groups, but achieves a harmonious appearance through the use of like materials. An example of this is the leather walls at the back of each reception, and the consistent use of sealed concrete floors at the reception and areas of circulation. Another consistent product used throughout was the carpet, installed in the herringbone pattern at the open and closed office areas. Throughout the space glass was used to extend the open feel, yet custom made oil-rubbed bronze handles and cladding was used to soften the modern industrial feel. Some of the additional materials and details incorporated into the project include custom printed wall graphics, cork wall paneling and wraps, a light art installation at the team room, a focal wall with a lit extrusion at the yoga room, custom lighting, blackout shades, millwork wall units at the open office and team room concealing the convector units, and felt wall covering with integrated stripes of an alternate color at the conference rooms. The overall construction of the project required less than 8 weeks for delivery due to the early coordination and material selection for the project, including the AV intensive scope of work.

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Washington D.C.

Square Footage

14,500 Sf


8 Weeks