In relocating from its all-office environment in a 1920s mansion, National Trust for Historic Preservation (NTHP) wanted to achieve a space that effectively supported the way the staff worked with one another by enhancing a cultural change within the organization.
NTHP embraced a cultural shift by adopting a full open environment. OTJ worked closely with NTHP to provide appropriate closed room environments that have significantly increased employee collaboration, ranging from team rooms to an executive board room. To gain buy in, staff tested mock ups of the workstation selections made by the leadership team. OTJ presented to NTHP’s full staff on multiple occasions to share the design decisions and increase their understanding of the new office’s functionality. A “Welcome Book” was distributed on move-in day to each staff member that highlighted information needed to enjoy the new office.