Client: National Ready Mixed
Market: Residential, Commercial, etc
Size: 10,000 gsf
Photographer: Jessica Marcotte
Project Team: Winstanley Architects & Planners – Architect
Horton Lees Brodgen – Lighting
Relocating to Old Town Alexandria, National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA) commissioned us to design their new offices. And we jumped at the opportunity to work with an association that represented concrete.
The design was challenging not only in regards to budget, but also with respect to program – all private offices in today’s workspace culture of open space benching. Our approach was to embrace this program and to plan the space like a town with narrow streets, piazzas & courtyards at public spaces. Occupying the 2nd floor in a concrete building located at the waterfront, the space had regular round concrete columns set in a 20’ grid with views of the Potomac River. While locating private offices along the perimeter of the building, two areas were left for the Main Conference Room & Café.
The Main Conference room is located directly off the Lobby rendering visible the Potomac River as you walk into NRMCA. The Café is located at the far corner of the space, after walking through the winding office corridor, where it has direct access to the sidewalk.
The interior finishes area based on expressing concrete and detailed to showcasing concrete inspired elements such as rebar.