FOX Architects Designs Virginia and Maryland Offices for CB Richard Ellis
August 17, 2011
Washington, DC - FOX Architects (FOX), an expert in commercial office design and architecture, announced today it has completed the design of two regional office locations for CB Richard Ellis (CBRE). The design for both locations is modern with clean lines and minimalist architectural detail. A variety of materials and textures with a neutral, warm palette were used to provide a comfortable and welcoming environment for CBRE and its clients. The result is a sophisticated workspace that reflects the company’s “Best in Class” reputation. The projects are currently seeking LEED® Silver Certification.
“CB Richard Ellis is a global leader in real estate services with a robust local presence,” stated Sabret Flocos, Principal at FOX Architects, “Our design is a healthy balance between the company’s global and local vernacular and supports their client-driven mission.”
The space design was guided by the company’s desire for an efficient and effective work flow. The design team worked with CBRE to understand which business units interacted on a daily basis and how employees and visitors utilized the space. In turn, the understanding lead to a design that improved the overall circulation between departments, maximized natural daylight through the use of glass front offices, and incorporated feature areas to reinforce the brand throughout the space.
“We are extremely pleased with the design of these two offices. We have a beautiful and welcoming environment that reflects our commitment to excellence, client service and collaboration. The space has received a tremendous response from our professionals and clients,” said Brad Flickinger, Senior Managing Director at CBRE.
There was a significant branding opportunity within the space, specifically in the reception area. Design elements, including a world map and the company’s core values (Respect, Integrity, Service, and Excellence) written in several languages, are etched into the main conference room glass wall in the reception area, highlighting CBRE’s global mission. Individual conference rooms in the Northern Virginia office are named for local submarkets, paying homage to the region and creating an authentic local experience.
About FOX Architects, LLC:
Ranked among the Largest Design Firms in the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan area, FOX Architects is an award-winning firm of Architects, Interior Designers, and Graphic Designers with offices in Washington, DC and Virginia. Our portfolio highlights our expertise in commercial office design and architecture at the local and national level. Our multi-disciplined design approach seamlessly incorporates both our base building architecture and interior design capabilities. The partnership of these two disciplines ensures that each project will be conceived and constructed from the inside out, and the outside in. For more information visit us online at www.fox-architects.com and follow us on Twitter @FOXArchitects.
About CB Richard Ellis
CB Richard Ellis Group, Inc. (NYSE:CBG), a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company headquartered in Los Angeles, is the world’s largest commercial real estate services firm (in terms of 2010 revenue). The Company has approximately 31,000 employees (excluding affiliates), and serves real estate owners, investors and occupiers through more than 300 offices (excluding affiliates) worldwide. CB Richard Ellis offers strategic advice and execution for property sales and leasing; corporate services; property, facilities and project management; mortgage banking; appraisal and valuation; development services; investment management; and research and consulting. Please visit our Web site at www.cbre.com.
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