Sands Capital Management

Arlington, VA

The design of this trophy workplace aims to facilitate the retention of top talent in the hyper-competitive international finance industry. To that end, the project was driven by the dual imperatives of staff wellness and connectivity. Our designers articulated the floorplate around a central, signature staircase that links four floors physically and symbolically. A fully stocked coffee bar and a penthouse café surround this staircase and function as magnet spaces to draw staff members into casual collision points rich in opportunities for cross-departmental exchange.

Above all else, however, the space was intentionally designed to eschew sterile corporate standards. Instead, plush common areas nod to boutique hotels with a game room as well as a myriad of inviting lounges and collaboration spaces. A premiere rooftop conference space complete with bar, catering pantry, and indoor/outdoor fireplace, blurs the line between work and relaxation in a venue that capitalizes on panoramic views of the Washington monuments and can accommodate up to 220 guests.

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