Client: National Parks Conservation AssociationArchitect: OTJ Architects

Washington, DC | LEED GOLD | 28,000 sf

The National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) is an organization dedicated to preserving America’s natural parks.  This project was a 28,000 square foot tenant build-out that included high-end recycled finishes, a new staircase, multiple conference rooms, and a centralized lunch room with many different seating types.  With the nature of NPCA philosophy to conserve environmental parks, rand* helped innovate and enforce LEED procedures to achieve LEED Gold certification. This 12-week project required detailed coordination and scheduling to provide the slab cut for the new staircase joining the 6th and 7th floors.  Four conference rooms were divided by three operable partitions that could be removed to create one large conference room for company meetings.

Fostering NPCA’s goal of reducing the company’s carbon footprint, rand* equipped two of the primary conference areas with videoconferencing technology to aid communication with teams and partner organizations at park facilities across the country.

Additional aspects of the space include separate locker rooms with showers, storage cubes, and leisure chairs that assisted on the LEED scoreboard.  Other LEED components include low emitting paints, wood flooring composed of rapidly renewable resources, regionally extracted materials, and waste control management.

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