Travelex

Location: Washington, DC
Project Size: 27,668 sf

Travelex, a specialist in worldwide currency payments, recently relocated their fully secure headquarters space, which is home to over 200 employees. The challenge for the new space was to connect their various departments, which were in jeopardy of being segregated due to the eccentric shape of the space. To achieve this goal, a large feature wall was designed to run 250 feet through the entire length of the space to visually link all departments together, while scaling down the dominance of the large quantity of open workstations. The wall would break down the density of workstations while creating cohesion. The yellow feature wall was made of interlocking pieces of varying finishes, similar to a jigsaw puzzle, to create a visual of pushing and pulling slides to create openings where light could illuminate into the space. Combinations of regular, frosted, and textured glass were used extensively throughout to bring as much natural light into the space as possible, including corridors, conference rooms, and all office fronts. The space also included a glass LAN room to provide visibility due to the nature of their business; LAN was equipped with full UPS and supplemental cooling.