Hudson Institute is a think tank charged with challenging conventional thinking through interdisciplinary studies in defense, international relations, economics, health care, technology, culture, and law. The Institute hired FOX Architects to improve collaboration, expand outreach capabilities, and modernize their facilities — improvements that help advance the Institute’s initiatives.
Reflecting the Institute’s academic culture, our design team created a sophisticated, welcoming space. A band of reclaimed wood along the ceiling connects public and private sections and provides wayfinding. Combining natural wood and stone elements with modern materials like metal and glass, our design team layered textures throughout the space to convey a sense of collaboration and interdisciplinarity.
This theme is carried into the centrally-located open lounge areas and huddle rooms, which offer flexible areas for collaboration and varied work styles, along with the café and library. The conference space is equipped with technology components for hosting panel discussions, events, and receptions.
Hudson Institute’s new headquarters is the linchpin in their ambitious growth strategy, allowing the think tank to expand their public profile, showcase their work, and bring more people into their space through events and discussions.