Corporate Design | Washington, DC | 8,000 sf | 2004

As a major California energy company, the mandate for PG&E’s government affairs office in Washington, DC was to exemplify its corporate philosophy by the use of energy efficient lighting components, to minimize electrical consumption and to use green/sustainable materials throughout the design. In support of the corporate mission, lighting power loads are 10% lower then the progressive California 2005 Title 24 energy-efficiency standard and meet the Office of Lighting Standard requirements. This project is a beta testing site for an integrated lamping system whose output adjusts automatically in response to available daylight. Floor to ceiling glass along the perimeter office corridor wall extends natural day lighting into internal areas. Bamboo flooring was used both as a reception entry statement and as a directional element through the gallery into the main conference room. Sealed exposed concrete columns in the reception area and main conference room punctuate the space and allow the occupants to relate directly to the base building structure.