FOX Architects Relocates to New Virginia Office
January 15, 2013
MCLEAN, Va. - FOX Architects (FOX), an expert in commercial office design and architecture, recently relocated to a new 10,000-square-foot office space at 8484 Westpark Drive.
The FOX Virginia studio developed the office space using a comprehensive workplace strategy based on observations of individual work styles and an analysis of the design process. The resulting activity-based environment balances flexible, multi-functional collaboration areas with individual concentration spaces. Beyond the functional, the new space reflects the natural kinetic energy of FOX’s design process and supports the firm’s philosophy that the office environment should appeal to all the senses. Various colors, textures and sounds are incorporated throughout the studio to provide FOX employees and its clients with a sophisticated and invigorating workplace.
“The new activity-based office is representative of the nature of our work as designers,” stated Sabret Flocos, FOX principal. “We strike a balance between focused concentration work and the kinetic energy that results from human collaboration. This blend allows us to create highly customized solutions for our clients.”
Key activity areas provide specific “hubs” designed for human interaction and innovation:
• The Ideation Lab is a central activity area for the designing process. The space includes moveable furniture, numerous writing surfaces and various lighting. The “lab” is designed to stimulate creative thought.
• The Design Studio is an academic-style open space for collaborative or individual work. Furniture is configurable and flexible. The dedicated space also doubles as a communal area for lunch and other informal gatherings.
• The Team and Conference Rooms offer a non-traditional variety of space that allows employees to select the meeting room that best suits their needs.
The project is pursuing a LEED® certification. The FOX design team partnered with rand* construction corporation, KTA Group and Steve Ranck and Josh Kurstin of Jones Lang LaSalle.
About FOX Architects, LLC
Ranked among the Largest Design Firms in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area by the Washington Business Journal, FOX Architects is a fully integrated firm of architects, interior designers, and graphic designers with offices in Washington, D.C. 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. For more information, visit www.fox-architects.com and follow us on Twitter @FOXArchitects.