ULI Global Office Headquarters

Format
Full

City
Washington

State/Province
DC

Country
USA

Metro Area
Washington

Project Type
Office Building(s)

Location Type
Central Business District

Land Uses
Office

Keywords
Changing workplace
Collaborative office space
Innovative interior design
Office relocation
Space planning
Tenant improvements

Site Size
0.39 acres
acres hectares

Date Started
2015

Date Opened
2016

The new headquarters space for the Urban Land Institute (ULI) in Washington, D.C., is an innovative example of office space planning driven by a desire to create a more collaborative culture for the organization. The newly occupied space, encompassing 33,481 square feet on two floors in a recently renovated building, brings together in one location the ULI global headquarters staff, the ULI Americas staff, and the local ULI Washington staff. The open-space office plan is designed to encourage interaction, communication, and collaboration, and includes a variety of work settings, including individual workstations, small workrooms, lounge areas with comfortable seating, numerous meeting rooms of various sizes, telephone rooms, two large café and kitchen areas, a member area, and a large multipurpose/conference space. Staff members are free to choose whichever work setting best suits their needs; few workstations are assigned.

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Format
Full

City
Washington

State/Province
DC

Country
USA

Metro Area
Washington

Project Type
Office Building(s)

Location Type
Central Business District

Land Uses
Office

Keywords
Changing workplace
Collaborative office space
Innovative interior design
Office relocation
Space planning
Tenant improvements

Site Size
0.39 acres
acres hectares

Date Started
2015

Date Opened
2016

Tenant

Urban Land Institute
Washington, D.C.
www.uli.org

Architect

Studios Architecture
Washington, D.C.
www.studios.com

Tenant broker

Cushman & Wakefield
Washington, D.C.

Building owners (at time of lease)

Minshall Stewart Properties

Heitman

Building owner (at time of occupancy)

Swiss Re

Building manager (at time of occupancy)

Transwestern

Construction management

Hitt Contracting

Lighting

Lutron

Furniture

Steelcase

Interviewees

Patrick L. Phillips, global chief executive officer, Urban Land Institute

Michael Terseck, chief financial officer, Urban Land Institute

Tim Cooper, senior vice president, human resources, Urban Land Institute

Sherry Cushman, executive managing director, Cushman & Wakefield

Brian Raher, executive vice president, Cushman & Wakefield

Christopher Budd, managing principal, Studios Architecture

Ruben Smudde, associate principal, Studios Architecture

Christian Zazzali, vice president, Hitt Contracting

Further reading

S. T. White, "Individual Work Space: The Nail in the Coffin," Metropolis, Feb. 2017, http://www.metropolismag.com/Point-of-View/February-2017/Individual-Work-Space-The-Nail-in-the-Coffin/

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Patrick L. Phillips
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Chief Executive Officer, Americas

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