Facing expansion, World Resources Institute (WRI), a global research organization, decided to stay in their current building instead of relocating. FOX Architects was tasked with a complete, phased renovation over two floors to accommodate their growth and reflect their culture.
The FOX Architects team designed WRI’s new office to reflect their culture of transparency through an open office environment. Glass was used on all private, interior offices while workstations line the glass windows allowing natural light to permeate into the space. This concept gave WRI a more open, light-filled, and modern office. To help foster collaboration, transparent squad rooms were integrated into the work zones and a centralized interconnecting stair joined a café and a library, creating a link between multifunction destinations.
World Resources Institute’s new Washington DC space is an open, modern and vibrant office environment, and reflects the organization’s culture of collaboration and transparency.