OPM Total Workplace Case Study
The Office of Personnel Management (OPM), and GSA (National Capital Region and the Center for Workplace Strategy) developed the OPM Innovation Lab to redefine the office workplace. The new workplace will be carved out of vacated storage space in the bowels of the Theordore Roosevelt Building (aka OPM Headquarters) at 1900 E Street NW, Washington, DC. A dramatic entrance space off the main corridor draws people into a space designed in an “industrial chic” style, through a lounge area and pantry, to an open office area with adjacent service spaces.
The space will be transformed into a model office that can adapt to organizational change using flexible infrastructure and furnishings, including: wired and wireless computer access, various audio/visual systems, a universal power grid, a range of open and enclosed, formal and casual areas, and a limited number of freestanding furniture pieces that can be easily rearranged by the occupants. Flexibility is also found in the furniture itself. For example, the same work surface can serve as an individual desk, a group benching system, or as part of a larger conference table. Different types of seating support formal meetings or relaxed chats. Soft seating around low tables is provided in several locations to encourage informal group interaction and collaboration. The goal is to attain LEED Silver certification.
For more information, download The Innovation Lab @ OPM [PDF - 2 MB]