November 17, 2017
NAIOP Northern Virginia recently honored OTJ with the Award of Excellence for Tenant Space 50,000 SF and above for Sands Capital Management.
Sands Capital Management is a staff-owned growth investor that parlays a research-focused approach into high-performance portfolio solutions and fosters a workplace culture grounded in collaboration, integrity, and mentorship. Sands Capital Management relocated to the top four floors in a neighboring building in Arlington, VA. OTJ collaborated with the staff to create a design that supports the work of Sands Capital’s employees, is a reflection of the firm’s culture and brand and will allow Sands Capital to continue to grow and expand in the future.
The design incorporates high-end finishes in a traditional, yet sophisticated, aesthetic and features opportunities to both socialize and contemplate in solitude at various locations. These feature areas include a café, lounge, game room with shuffleboard and ping pong, roof terrace, library and breakout rooms. The showpiece glass interconnecting staircase serves as the conduit for these key zones. Additionally, the design has taken steps to reduce noise from offices, increase privacy in workstations and provide an overall inviting environment for staff and visitors.
A premiere roof deck – complete with multi-purpose conference room, bar, catering pantry, indoor/outdoor fireplace and storage – provides a space for Sands Capital to host any and all activities or events for both internal staff and external guests.