International Republican Institute Washington, DC
In place renovation of the International Republican Institute’s (IRI) 38,500 SF Eye Street headquarters. DCS utilized a collaborative design process to develop an open plan with a 70/30 workstation to office mix that greatly improves window access. The design team relocated both the reception and interior staff kitchen from the 7th floor to the 8th floor, adjacent to IRI’s large conference and events center, in order to provide better access to natural light, enhance connectivity, and join supporting spaces. New collaborative areas utilize angles and sidelighting to balance the need for privacy, while displaying the collaboration and communication at the heart of IRI’s culture. Red, White, and Blue accents, improved lighting, new finishes and bright open park views contribute to an overall thematic design representation of the organization’s values and mission.