DC Office Renovation

Architect
HGA

Gensler
Location
Washington, D.C., USA | View Map
Project Year
2022
Category
Offices
Product Spec Sheet

ElementBrandProduct Name
Custom RugJAMIE STERN Furniture, Carpet & Leather
Vinyl Wallcovering (Game Room) MDC Wallcoverings
Metal Ceilings and Column Covers Pure + FreeForm
Felt booths FilzFelt
FabricsArchitex
Porcelain FloorAtlas Concorde

Product Spec Sheet
Vinyl Wallcovering (Game Room)
Metal Ceilings and Column Covers
Felt booths
Fabrics
Porcelain Floor

Cushman & Wakefield DC Office Renovation

HGA as Architects

Real estate services firm Cushman & Wakefield renewed a long-term lease for its Washington, D.C., office at 2101 L Street NW. The company relocated to the fifth floor, occupying more than 38,000 square feet, for its next generation workplace. The new office was designed by HGA’s workplace team of interior architects and designers, lighting designers, MEP (mechanical, electrical, and plumbing) engineers and hardware specialists who worked in coordination with Cushman & Wakefield’s workplace innovation and change management experts.

photo_credit Judy Davis, Architectural Photographer
Judy Davis, Architectural Photographer

Incorporating Cushman & Wakefield’s award-winning workplace guidelines, the vision for the new, headquarters’ office was driven by experience, with a multitude of environments to enable work across physical and virtual realities while providing a place that employees want to come to work, collaborate, learn, and succeed.

HGA utilized a highly interactive approach, partnering with Cushman & Wakefield, and keeping them at the center of the design process. The result was exceptional space that encourages social interaction, collaboration and relationship building, while offering workplace functionality and efficiency.

photo_credit Judy Davis, Architectural Photographer
Judy Davis, Architectural Photographer

Data collected showed that employees desired more cross-pollination, both to improve company culture and create new business opportunities that leverage Cushman & Wakefield’s entire platform. HGA‘s workplace innovation and change management experts thoughtfully considered how proximity, pathways, acoustics, events and intersections can encourage an inclusive culture and facilitate new thinking.

photo_credit Judy Davis, Architectural Photographer
Judy Davis, Architectural Photographer

The office features a hospitality-driven, client-facing reception area, called the Arena, and offers amenities including a lounge with a full pantry, a pool table, a bar with beer on tap for certain meetings, and a game room for employees.

Situated on each side of the Arena are spaces dedicated to collaborating and socializing. The workplace offers a diverse range of reservable spaces to meet the needs of privacy, collaboration and wellness, as well as targeted areas that can transform to support different office modes, from heads-down to happy hour. The Arena and other central hubs throughout the space will draw employees and visitors in to connect.

photo_credit Judy Davis, Architectural Photographer
Judy Davis, Architectural Photographer

Designed to be a full floor smaller than their previous space in the same building, Cushman & Wakefield’s new D.C. central office is the first new workspace the global real estate services provider has designed since Covid-19 transformed the way people work. The new office will be experimental, allowing the company to observe how their employees collaborate, determine their priorities, and identify new trends as it looks to help other offices rethink their post-pandemic spaces.

Team:
Gensler Design Lab - preliminary programming
Netrix - audio-visual consultant 
Henricksen - office furniture specialist
JBG SMITH - building owner and operator

photo_credit Judy Davis, Architectural Photographer
Judy Davis, Architectural Photographer
photo_credit Judy Davis, Architectural Photographer
Judy Davis, Architectural Photographer
photo_credit Judy Davis, Architectural Photographer
Judy Davis, Architectural Photographer
photo_credit Judy Davis, Architectural Photographer
Judy Davis, Architectural Photographer
photo_credit Judy Davis, Architectural Photographer
Judy Davis, Architectural Photographer

Material Used:
1. Carpet- Bentley Mills 
2. Custom Rug- Jamie Stern Design
3. Porcelain Floor- Atlas Concorde 
4. Demountable Walls- dHive
5. Accent Walls- Kirei
6. Felt booths - Filzfelt
7. Fabrics- Luum& Architex 
8. Metal Ceilings and Column Covers – Pure + Freeform 
9. Wall panels and Drapery- Carnegie 
10. Countertops- Silestone, LG Hauys and Wilsonart 
11. Vinyl Wallcovering (Game Room) – MDC 
12. Wood Ceiling Wallcovering- Wolf Gordon

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Project Credits
HGA
Architects
Preliminary programming
Office furniture specialist
Building owner and operator
Audio-visual consultant
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