Teach for America Offices – Atlanta

  • Client Teach for America,
  • size 24,525 sqft
  • Year 2015
  • Location Atlanta, Georgia, United States,
  • Industry Non-Profit / Government,
  • M Moser Associates designed the offices of national education company Teach for America, located in Atlanta, Georgia.

    In this fourth location, Teach For America (“TFA”) engaged M Moser to create a similar, yet updated experience for their new Atlanta location. The goal was to continue creating a high performance work environment with a more agile solution while maintaining collaboration and innovation around team interaction.

    The Atlanta project, similar to previous prototypes, includes much of the same vocabulary including open benching and work station clusters allowing for greater teamwork and immersion with work group activities. The open plan allows for people to come together and promotes greater knowledge sharing and transfer of skills.

    Building upon the previous program success and post-move feedback, the approach for this location required an update to the program. The teaming structure would be supported by a more organic planning approach and space standard resulting in a benching solution with a 120 degree orientation in the open plan. In addition, an expanded program to address the required needs for heads-down and concentrated work activity resulted in new and expanded settings which better-enable individual and collaborative work.

    A central café provides a communal spot at arrival that reinforces socialization, informal collaboration and, like all regionals, establishes a place of community. The long coffee bar and full-service pantry allows frequent casual collision between core members, regional staff and visitors.

    The planning concept includes an increase in the quantity of new multi-functional spaces, expanded to support more types of individual work such as phone rooms, phone booths, audiovisual booths and an increase in the number of small meeting rooms.

    Design: M Moser Associates
    Photography: Eric Laignel