Booz Allen Hamilton NexGen Innovation Center Offices – Washington DC

Urbane and eclectic in its design, the Booz Allen Hamilton NexGen Center in Washington DC maximizes real estate value through increased density and flexibility.

  • Client Booz Allen Hamilton,
  • size 22,000 sqft
  • Year 2019
  • Location Washington DC, United States,
  • Industry Technology,
  • OTJ Architects has created the eclectic design for the Booz Allen Hamilton NexGen Center, an innovative technology company located in Washington DC.

    Starting in 2013, government consultant Booz Allen Hamilton undertook the development of an Innovation Blueprint: a holistic effort to mature its practice, build disruptive technologies, and pursue original value. Booz Allen Hamilton engaged OTJ to conceive a high visibility, street-level Innovation Center, located at 901 15th Street that would connect talent, entrepreneurs, and industry partners. The success of the initial Center’s inter-disciplinary ecosystem spurred our firm and the client leadership to expand this agile workplace typology across the organization’s real estate portfolio with special emphasis on 901 15th Street, a destination workplace that has grown to become the firm’s Washington anchor facility.

    The design of the 10th floor NexGen conference center represents the culmination of a years-long strategic effort to maximize real estate value through increased density and flexibility. This full floor renovation and occupancy presented Booz Allen Hamilton with the opportunity to increase efficiency by offering 22, 000 RSF of contiguous workspace. Combined with the implementation of NexGen standards, capacity has increased by 44% while expanding the organization’s footprint by less than 6%.

    The conference center features a myriad of solutions that enable the space’s rapid reconfiguration from 3-person classroom, to lounge, to 130-guest event space. These solutions include modular furniture, state-of-the-art operable glass doors and partitions, touch –screen LED technology, and projection screens that adapt to the space’s multitude of layouts. The Center is supported by ancillary collaborative break-out areas such as acoustically insulated booths, coffee stations, and huddle rooms. In addition to its efficiency and ability to advance business objectives, the center reflects the evolution of the BAH brand towards an urbane and eclectic aesthetic that upends the stereotype of a government contractor’s workplace.

    Design: OTJ Architects
    Photography: Trent Bell