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IBM Dulles Station West

To meet the demands of an increasingly virtual 21st century workforce, IBM sought to establish new offices in Herndon, Virginia, which would be designed to allow and support flexibility in employee work patterns and schedules. The design team implemented IBM’s new e-workplace guidelines, an initiative intended to develop a new workplace aligned more closely with the mobile work patterns of IBM employees while increasing employee satisfaction and connection to the organization, improving space utilization and reducing overall real estate costs. The majority of workspaces in the IBM’s Dulles Station West are unassigned and intended to be used on a temporary basis; this is in contrast to the typical one-to-one worker to workspace ratio, to align with IBM’s mobile workforce which increasingly relies on telecommuting and wireless communications

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Volkswagen Group of America U.S. Headquarters

When Volkswagen, the second largest auto manufacturer in the world, decided to relocate their US Headquarters from two buildings in Detroit to a new iconic building in Herndon, VA they selected VOA to develop and execute the design. From the outset, VOA worked closely with Volkswagen to create a unique design representative of their new culture, to enable them to attract top caliber talent to their new facility while providing a platform for their brand. After determining Volkswagen’s programmatic requirements and analyzing their work patterns, VOA developed a flexible design solution that improved the company’s workplace efficiency, reducing the square footage by 50% and accommodates a 30% growth increase

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Choice Hotels International Global Headquarters

The new 145,000 SF headquarters is a consolidation of staff from multiple buildings into one central location. Choice associates and franchisees are now comingled, with the building acting as a catalyst for interaction between the two groups. The overall design is a nod to the past with a look to the future. A feature wall comprised of a timeline and artifacts from the organization's history reminds associates how far the company has come as a leader in the hospitality industry. Logos of their franchised brands are displayed along the walls of the interconnecting stairway between the 5th through 9th floors

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Establishing Sit-Stand Wellness Cultures in Large Enterprises by Stephen Witte

Whitepaper delivered at the JustStand Wellness Summit 2012 Subtitled - How Interior Design Choices Can Reduce Workplace Health Risks Synopsis - 'Because work has become largely sedentary over the last 50 years, worker face a health risk from sitting at their desk or workstations. Medical research conducted during the last decade highlights the connection between sitting and obesity, diabetes, and related diseases. Reducing the risk involves workplace design for more activity while working and emphasizing health habits at work.' - Stephen Witte Presenters - Dr

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2016 AIA IAKC Sponsorship Prospectus

The American Institute of Architects Interior Architecture Knowledge Community (IAKC) provides leadership and expertise to practitioners of interior architecture and design, working cooperatively with its members and other interiors organizations to address relevant, timely practice issues, markets, and trends, such as licensing, liability, environmental, and technological considerations

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Airlines Reporting Corporation

In relocating their headquarters, the design team recognized an opportunity to showcase ARC’s new corporate identity. The design concept was to create an environment reflective of ARC’s brand and customer base, which includes airlines, travel agencies, and travel suppliers

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