Client: The Truth InitiativeArchitect: HLW

Washington, DC | 30,000 sf

The new office space for the Truth Initiative, the public health organization behind the “Truth” campaign (formerly the American Legacy Foundation) serves as a reflection of the organization’s tobacco prevention goals and its core values of courage, curiosity, collaboration and commitment. CEO and President Robin Koval believes that their new workplace is reminiscent of their life-saving mission: “Now, we are working in an open and collaborative atmosphere that speaks to how and why we are inspiring and engaging youth and young adults to make this generation the one that ends tobacco use.”

Their new headquarters feature 30,000 sf of open office space, multi-functional meeting and conference rooms, reception, and employee lounge and connection areas. The three stories are connected by a monumental metal and glass staircase, and graphic art adorns the colorful and vibrant walls throughout. The exposed concrete flooring is continuous throughout the entire office space and is met by other modern features such as demountable glass walls, crisp millwork, open ceilings and modular furniture. The craftsmanship on each element of this project is seamless and simplistic, as raw features such as the exposed concrete flooring empowers the bold graphics and design.

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