The Carlyle Group Headquarters – Washington DC

The renovation of The Carlyle Group's Washington DC headquarters represents the private equity firm's 30 year history and gives them a modern space to evolve and grow into a company with global reach.

  • Client The Carlyle Group,
  • size 200,000 sqft
  • Year 2020
  • Location Washington DC, United States,
  • Industry Financial / Investments,
  • HYL Architecture was tasked with the headquarters redesign for private equity company, The Carlyle Group, located in Washington DC.

    The impetus for the project was a real estate evaluation of Carlyle’s two Washington area locations. Following an analysis of multiple scenarios, the decision was made to expand the footprint at Carlyle’s existing headquarters office, allowing Investor Services functions to be co-located with the teams they support.

    This expansion allowed for a re-imagining of the headquarters space – where firm Founders have been located for over 30 years – both in function and in expression of brand. Carlyle has evolved from a Washington-centric organization to one with a global reach and dispersed leadership; the new space allows for enhanced communications through efficient, transparent and collaborative workspace, as well as offering a highly polished image and tools for exceptional client service.

    Public spaces embrace Pennsylvania Avenue views, and anchor a communicating stair that connects all floors. A new, central Town Center will serve as a community space to encourage groups to mingle and share information. As part of this project, HYL is working with Carlyle to refine visual and workspace standards, further connecting all of the firm’s locations.

    Design: HYL Architecture
    Design Team: Catherine Heath, Antony Yen, Rob Grabarz, Janet Rankin, Amber Telleen, Katherine Cramer
    Photography: Garrett Rowland