The Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) provides access to connectivity services to underserved schools, rural healthcare facilities, households and companies through FCC funded programs. Located on the 9th and 10th floors at One Metro Center, a trophy class A+ building in the heart of Penn Quarter and blocks from the White House, USAC chose a modern workspace design with ambitions to pursue LEED Silver certification.
Together with OTJ Architects, we built a connecting stair for the open and light-filled office space, featuring a sleek, white palette with warm wooden accents. The build out included a mix of private and open offices with various sized bullpen rooms, training areas and conference space.
The design took advantage of an abundance of natural light and captured sustainable initiatives through efficient lighting systems. Meeting rooms and closed offices were kept in the core of the building to allow access to daylight to the entire office.
As with every project, we are available even after punchlist and closeout. As USAC grew, we were called in for various service projects and converted some copy and print areas to accommodate the need for additional office space.