Center for Democracy & Technology Offices – Washington DC

  • Client Center for Democracy & Technology,
  • size 10,000 sqft
  • Year 2016
  • Location Washington DC, United States,
  • Industry Non-Profit / Government,
  • Stantec designed the new open offices for the nonprofit Center for Democracy & Technology, located in Washington DC.

    In an effort to modernize their workplace and culture, The Center for Democracy & Technology (CDT) transitioned from a predominately closed office to an open work environment that fosters collaboration, creates casual collisions between staff, and generates the kind of energy needed to keep staff engaged and productive. The new 10,000 SF offices are a page out of the millennial playbook. The design centers around three spaces:

    The main conference room is located at the center of the space it is immediately visible upon arrival and when combined with the entryway, creates a large multi-functional space ideal for meetings, lectures, and social gatherings. Designed as a space to convene, it is at the heart of what CDT does.

    The communal space is an open, multi-use environment that provides staff and visitors a myriad of choices depending on their task and work style. From casual lounge seating, to stool-height touchdown space, to family-style dining, the space is designed to change and adapt to the user’s preferences.

    The workspace consists of low barriers between open workstations, the offices have glass fronts, and the architecture is raw and edgy.

    A new look and feel for CDT that is sure to change the way they interact with their members and each other.

    ContractorWinmar Construction
    Structural Engineer: Robert Silman Associates
    PhotographyChristopher Spielmann