Microsoft Sales Office – Chevy Chase

Firm
  • Client Microsoft,
  • size 65,000 sqft
  • Year 2016
  • Location Chevy Chase, Maryland, United States,
  • Industry Technology,
  • SmithGroup recently completed the design for the Microsoft Sales office located in Chevy Chase, Maryland.

    The Microsoft Sales Office is an in-place redesign consolidating space from five to three floors with a substantial material refresh. The sales office is a combination of client-facing conference center space and home for the federal sales team located in Chevy Chase, Maryland.

    The space was reshaped to facilitate the use of mobile technology and promote collaboration to support real-time meetings. This was achieved by creating centralized social spaces, interactive circulation, with the opportunity to individualize workspaces. The design focused on connecting employees with park-like collaborative spaces that provide privacy and flexibility which created small unique neighborhoods within the open office. This concept became the heart of the design and provides employees with greater privacy from main circulation routes into neighborhoods, while maintaining access to natural light and a connection between the neighborhoods to foster community.

    The design team’s challenge was to not only create a unique, energetic workplace using existing and new materials, but to create a completely new aesthetic anchored by a color changing LED portal adjacent a two-story feature wall. The finishes provide a robust palette to distinguish all collaboration spaces while maintaining a unified design language with the use of salvaged wood, pearlescent paint, stained concrete and directional ceiling elements. Microsoft values dynamic spaces that spark creativity, and the result is a harmonious design that is warm, welcoming and bristling with energy and precise attention to detail.

    DesignerSmithGroup
    ContractorHITT Contracting
    PhotographyJudy Davis, Davis Hochlander Photography