The American Diabetes Association relocated their headquarters from Alexandria to the amenities rich Crystal City with the goal of modernizing their office design to promote a more collaborative work environment. The project spanned over 60,000 square feet and two floors. Moving away from the traditional office and workstation layout, the design for ADA’s new office space is a contemporary update for the organization.
The major scope included a mix of private offices, open offices, conference rooms, support spaces, a large pantry, reception, restrooms, and two server rooms with a natural gas generator, UPS, and switchgear servicing the space. The designed layout offers employees a wide variety of workstations, ranging from private huddle rooms to collaborative meeting areas. A two-story atrium with a living wall joins the adjacent floors, giving the space an energetic, expansive feel. Large exterior windows allow for ample natural light flowing through the open office areas. Three demountable walls divide the main conference room, giving ADA the flexibility to host meetings and functions of all sizes.