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FOX Architects Recognized by NAIOP Northern Virginia with Award of Merit for OGSystems

November 17, 2016

WASHINGTON, DC, November 17, 2016 - FOX Architects, LLC, an award-winning architecture and interior design firm, was recognized by NAIOP last night at the 2016 Best of NAIOP awards ceremony held at the Ritz-Carlton in Tysons Corner, VA. FOX was recognized with an Award of Merit for their design of the OGSystems headquarters in Chantilly, VA. The award was in the Best Interiors: Tenant Space - 15,000 - 49,999 SF category.  

"This is an exciting award for the entire project team," said FOX Project Designer Indy Lamba, "It was great working alongside a team that wasn't afraid to think outside the box. Together we created a work environment that was both innovative and evolved, blending East Coast efficiency with West Coast spirit. In the end, the space is truly a reflection of OGSystems, and we are thrilled that we could help bring their culture to life."

OGSystems, Award of Merit, Best Interiors 15,000 - 49,999 SF

The FOX design team worked with OGSystems on a new approach to the typical government contractor aesthetic, creating the "office evolved." This is highlighted with an unexpected central stair, evolved past a means of vertical transport into a multi-functional, collaborative area that encourages connectivity; immersing visitors into OGSystems' culture upon entering the space. This concept continues as the traditional hallway is evolved into a processional experience, highlighting firm identity and mission, while delineating circulation from open work areas. In lieu of partitions, spaces are defined through architectural masses of color and texture. Workstations are subtly demarcated with ceiling and floor planes. The "Ideate Café" is a bright, airy lounge where staff can unwind. The "Boost Pub," with its pub atmosphere, functions as an amenity, with an adjacent garage door that opens to a large presentation space providing for flexible networking events. Every part of the space serves both form and function, offering workstyle alternatives. It is a true blend of East Coast efficiency with West Coast spirit.

The project team included: Brokerage and Project Management Services - Cresa, General Contractor - DFS Construction, MEP - KTA Group, Inc.