IA Interior Architects Completes Remodel of DLL’s U.S. Headquarters
Design concept is based on the Dutch practice of Uitwaaien
(PRESS RELEASE) PHILADELPHIA — IA Interior Architects led the transition of DLL, an international financial services provider, to a hybrid work model, rightsizing the workplace from three floors to one while maintaining the same headcount and fostering their unique familial culture. Primary solution strategies included the introduction of multi-use spaces, unassigned seating, and nontraditional settings as additional workpoints.
A simple, egalitarian organization based on urban planning principles creates a variety of compelling settings for an engaging experience. The 78,000-square-foot contiguous floor plate encourages activity-based work per the client’s workplace strategy. Reimagining the 20-year-old space, the design inspires employee engagement through various options for focus and collaboration, enhances flexibility, maximizes the use of multi-purpose spaces, and supports mobility with technology.
As a nod to the firm’s European headquarters, the overarching design concept is based on the Dutch practice of Uitwaaien, or waking in windy weather and breathing in fresh, cool air amidst nature to clear the head and promote well-being. Meandering circulation organically references outdoor paths, each leading to a destination of greenery and gathering space. Biophilia, a unifying element, is woven into the planning, palette, lighting, graphics, architecture, and furniture.
Photos of the project can be found here.
About IA Interior Architects
IA Interior Architects is the first global architecture firm focused exclusively on interiors. The firm provides strategic planning, interior architecture, and design services for corporations, businesses, and institutions.
Founded in 1984, IA currently has 21 offices in Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Orange County, Philadelphia, Portland, Raleigh, San Francisco, Seattle, Silicon Valley, Toronto, and Washington, D.C. In addition, IA has more than 60 partner offices outside the United States, representing over 1,000 staff members in the Americas, in Asia/Australia, and in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. This network of offices comprises the IA Global Alliance and integrates years of international experience and proven local expertise to bridge cultural differences, comply with local requirements, and help navigate with ease the unique aspects of building and architecture worldwide.Advertisement
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