Office Reinvention

Washington, DC

35,000 GSF, 3250 M2

Architecture, Engineering, Interior Architecture, Lighting Design, Programming

Sustainable Programs
LEED for Commercial Interiors (CI) (LEED-CI)-Platinum

Jurors' Special Citation -- Commercial Interiors, Award of Merit -- Interior Design, Winner -- Best New Workplace Solution

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“We now have a space that supports our behavior and culture, and we nailed it.”

—Russell Perry, Office Director


To practice what our workplace practice preaches and to implement the firm's “Workplace of the Future" guidelines, SmithGroupJJR relocated and transformed its 175-person, Washington, D.C. office into an environment that's 40% smaller—and vastly more effective.

More than an office, the new location is a laboratory for ideas, a showroom for guests, and a smart setting that boosts employee morale and pride. The guidelines employed reflect the firm's strategic objectives and push the outside of the envelope on innovation, collaboration and technology, reinforcing a consistent firm message.

Companywide, “me" space is replaced with higher ratios of “we" space to accommodate varying work styles, mobility and project collaboration teams. A model for future renovations, the rebranded environment represents the firm's culture and values of creativity - along with a deep commitment to sustainability - while always allowing local design individuality.

The design is the signal of intention, and the result is one of the best examples of SmithGroupJJR's abilities as a bona fide agent of change in workplace design.

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