FiscalNote Offices – Washington DC

  • Client FiscalNote,
  • size 38,000 sqft
  • Year 2018
  • Location Washington DC, United States,
  • Industry Consulting / Business Services,
  • OTJ Architects has designed new offices for global information services company, FiscalNote, located in Washington DC.

    FiscalNote provides a proprietary digital platform from which organizations can manage their relationships with all levels of government. OTJ was selected by FiscalNote to design new offices that would promote this fast growing company’s mission and empower leadership to meet critical human and operational objectives.

    Our team engaged FiscalNote’s leadership in a multi-step discovery phase that yielded unprecedented insight into work styles and spatial requirements – both current and projected. We concluded that in order to afford the greatest return on investment, the new FiscalNote workplace should accommodate for rapid growth while drawing staff together into a cohesive, open space, complete with carefully considered environmental branding.

    The new FiscalNote offices transition nearly all employees to an open benching system. Visual connectivity emerged as a key consideration and the design incorporates glass throughout to maximize sightlines and daylight penetration. The design also enhances communication by increasing the square footage assigned to collaborative spaces.

    From project inception, our team bore a mandate at the forefront of their thinking: create a buzz. FiscalNote’s CEO envisioned a space that would be equally memorable to the staff as it is to clients. OTJ proposed a striking raised wooden terrace concept that serves as both a natural accent to the open layout and invites staff to exchange ideas in an informal setting. Lastly, prime real estate was allocated to a contemporary, tech-enabled employee lounge. This amenity, with views to the U.S. Capitol, is the physical embodiment of a corporate philosophy that celebrates people as any organization’s greatest asset.

    Design: OTJ Architects
    PhotographyEric Laignel, Chris Spielmann