555 12th Street Repositioning
Our ability to look beyond the current conditions and the current tenants’ way of working and consider the future of the workplace turned 555 12th Street into a 21st century office building.
Architecture, Commercial Office Buildings, Interiors, Lighting Design, Workplace
National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP) -- DC/MD Chapter, Award of Excellence
The workplace is changing. As technology advances and the workforce discovers new ways to interact and collaborate, the standard office buildings with their compartmentalized spaces are quickly becoming passé.
Companies now seek offices that are bright and interactive, flexible and multi-purpose. They want spaces to congregate, both with their own team members and those who occupy adjacent offices.
555 12th Street in Washington, DC was a great office building when first constructed in the 90’s. The new owner could see it’s potential to become a sought-after building once again. As tenants were vacating, the owner and SmithGroup needed to act quickly to not only keep its current occupants but attract new ones.
The head and heart of a structure should be where most of the activity transpires, and it is because of these newly-found energy hubs that 555 12th Street has been transformed into a modern and in-demand office building.