Located on the first floor of the building, the Department of Veterans Affairs wanted to capitalize on the opportunity to showcase their mission and create various zones based on the staff’s focuses. Due to the nature of their work, attention to acoustical details was important.
OTJ’s design incorporates a multi-functional zone that includes reception, seating, lounge and conferencing. The conferencing center can also function as a training facility due to flexible furniture and operable partitions. Special emphasis was placed on natural light permeating through the space with low workstations along the perimeter. Sound absorbing materials and finishes were specified in the video editing suites to help with acoustical privacy due to the open work environment.