GGA Moves to Newly Designed LEED Platinum Offices
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Group Goetz Architects (GGA) will move into its newly designed LEED Platinum office at 2900 K Street in Washington, D.C.'s Georgetown neighborhood starting Jan. 5, 2009. The space, located in the Carlyle Group's “trophy building,” boasts Potomac and Kennedy Center views and is located directly next to the iconic House of Sweden. The space is one of the few offices in Washington, D.C., to design to the LEED Platinum rating.
As a design leader, GGA incorporates sustainable design principles into every project by using natural resources efficiently, reducing energy consumption and minimizing the creation of waste. GGA's focus goes beyond the financial benefits of a green space. GGA is committed to providing its employees with a functional, healthful environment that fosters creativity and productivity.
To establish GGA's new emphasis on wellness, the new 16,000-square-foot space will have a completely open floor plan, including executive offices and social areas that encourage employee commitment and peer relationship building. All employees will enjoy 100 percent natural light penetration throughout the office as well as a state of the art health club facility, individual temperature control, day light controlled lighting, healthy vending machines and access to alternative transportation, including metro, car sharing and bikes. The new space will also have a high-tech conference center with wine bar, espresso bar, fireplace and library.
“GGA is committed to being a leader in providing sustainable design solutions to its clients,” said President and CEO, Lewis J. Goetz, FAIA, FIIDA. “We are proud that our new offices will provide our team with a functional space that promotes a healthful environment and lifestyle. We hope that our new office will serve as an example for other businesses to improve their social, ecological and financial performance by greening their space.”
Lewis J. Goetz, a recognized leader in workplace design, and Associate Principal and Director of Sustainable Design, Mansour Maboudian, LEED AP are personally overseeing the design of the new GGA offices.
Group Goetz Architects, a nationally recognized architectural design firm, is headquartered in Washington, D.C., providing design excellence and innovation to its public and private sector clients. GGA is known for its quality design and forward thinking in the development of high-performance, flexible and dynamic building environments balancing image, function and financial resources.