Chevy Chase, Maryland
125,000 GSF, 11600 M2
Engineering, Interior Architecture, Lighting Design, Programming
Silver Award -- Commercial Over 100,000 sf
2030 challenge, brand, collaboration, culture, daylighting, daylighting analysis, dedicated outside air, efficiency, efficient lighting, energy efficiency, flexibility, high-performance lighting, indoor environmental quality, interiors, leadership in energy and environmental design, leed, lighting controls, open concept, productivity, quality of light, space consolidation, sustainability, sustainable design, teamwork, technology, telecommuting, workplace, workspace design, workstyle
It's rarely easy when diverse employee cultures come together under one roof. SmithGroupJJR took on this challenge for a large high-tech company in creating a suitable new environment that represents the organization's first joint sales and development office. The workplace, which co-locates its Federal Sales team and Health Solutions Group, would also serve an organization in constant motion: people, ideas and technology are mobile and ever changing, after all.
Employee collaboration and progressive thinking were the inspirational drivers of the modern five-story workspace. SmithGroupJJR pushed the parameters of corporate guidelines and designed social hubs to anchor each floor, encouraging interaction and innovation. Traditionally dispersed teams are now fully enmeshed. A variety of meeting spaces and specialized briefing suites aide new business development, along with state-of-the-art technology support built in.
The result? Employees report a high rate of job satisfaction, noting the office environment is conducive to their productivity and success.