Washington, DC | 30,000 sf | 2010 

BoardSource is dedicated to advancing the public good by building exceptional nonprofit boards and inspiring board service. BoardSource is the premier source of cutting-edge thinking and resources related to nonprofit boards, and engages and develops the next generation of board leaders. BoardSource provides knowledge and resources for nonprofit leaders through workshops, training, assessment tools, and an extensive web site.

BoardSource maintains the world’s largest, most comprehensive selection of material on nonprofit governance, including publications and CDs and has served more than 600,000. SKB was selected to design BoardSource’s new 30,000 offices to include a conference/learning center, administrative offices and technical support spaces. SKB also developed a modular planning system of open workstations and both interior and exterior offices which provided direct access to views and natural light form every workspace without sacrificing privacy or flexibility. SKB Procurements purchased and installed the furniture package, resulting and dramatic cost savings to the client.

A key design feature that brands the space and the organization is the lobby’s central library element. Its function is to display BoardSource printed materials for members’ review, but the element is a symbol of the energy of the organization. The diagonal lines of the ceilings and floors radiate out from this main element.