Process

By leveraging evidence-based principles, strategy, and a digitally integrated process, we mitigate the risks and uncertainty associated with design to deliver enduring human centric solutions that maximize each organization’s investment in the built environment.

Our
Services


  • Architecture
  • Experiential Design
  • Historic Preservation
  • Interiors
  • Laboratory & Facilities Design
  • Repositioning & Landlord Services
  • SCIF Design
  • Theatre Design
  • Wellness + Sustainability
  • Workplace Strategy

Intelligence-Based Approach

It is no longer sufficient for us to intuit design solutions. We believe today’s most successful project outcomes are grounded in strategy informed by industry-specific research and client evidence. Our intelligence-based approach leverages proven, data-driven principles to maximize each organization’s real estate investment by best aligning the physical environment to business, operational, and human objectives.

Digitally Native Process

From BIM, to the Internet of Things, to immersive virtual reality, we are first adopters of the rapidly evolving tools reshaping our industry. Through the judicious application of intelligent technology, we facilitate visualization, enhance collaboration, and empower our clients to make more informed, confident decisions. This digitally integrated process raises the value of our engagements by mitigating the risk and uncertainty associated with design.

Brand Driven Design

The physical space can act as a powerful tool to amplify our clients’ mission and communicate their distinct culture. Our holistic, brand driven approach permeates the duration of our engagements and informs the development of targeted architectural gestures, curated interior experiences, and layered environmental concepts that telegraph our clients’ message with the most impact.

Human-Centered Solutions

We believe that the success of any organization rests in the strength of its people and in their ability to excel. Our teams translate strategy into equitable, human centric designs that drive optimal space performance. By promoting wellbeing and nurturing the exchange of ideas, we realize environments where individuals thrive, creativity and innovation flourish, and business prospers in turn.


Wellness &
Sustainability


We’re committed to sustainability and the wellbeing of all people. For each project we undertake, our LEED and WELL Accredited professionals develop practical and ethical green design solutions that balance wellness, environmental stewardship, as well as fiscal responsibility.

  • Selected
    Projects


    Selected
    Projects


    2100 L Street

    LEED Platinum

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    Projects


    Selected
    Projects


    API

    LEED CI Silver

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    Projects


    Selected
    Projects


    NCARB

    LEED Gold, Fitwel

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    Projects


    Selected
    Projects


    Sands Capital Management

    LEED Gold

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Measures
of Success


We conduct an ongoing, firm-wide study to quantify the value of our design work as it related to our clients’ most critical objectives.
We surveyed over 200 clients and here is what they say:

94%

Say our Design
Improved Efficiency

93%

Say our Design
Improved Productivity

92%

Say our Design
Improved their
Brand Image

  • Selected
    Projects


    Selected
    Awards


    ENR MID ATLANTIC

    MLK Jr. Memorial Library

    Award of Merit

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    Projects


    Selected
    Awards


    NAIOP DC I MD

    NCARB

    Award of Excellence

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    Projects


    Selected
    Awards


    IIDA MAC

    RIAA

    Award of Merit

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  • Selected
    Projects


    Selected
    Awards


    AIA DC

    Webster Hall

    Award of Merit

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