GSA Mid-Atlantic Opens New Regional Office in Philadelphia

The GSA Mid-Atlantic Region has moved our Regional Office to the historic section of Philadelphia, at 100 South Independence Mall West.  The new space features the latest industry trends in technology and housing in a world class sustainable office environment, while achieving a 37% space reduction and 49% rent reduction.

The new Regional Office incorporates many sustainable features and is pending Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED®) Gold Certification for Commercial Interiors.  The office will experience a 30% reduction in water consumption over standard plumbing fixtures, and consume 41% less power than standard lighting fixtures.  More than 90% of the office’s equipment is ENERGY STAR rated, and the lessor provides green power for GSA’s electrical consumption.

GSA provided our employees with natural daylight and a brighter space, with 90% of occupied spaces having access to views overlooking the historic Independence Mall area.  The latest plug and play audio/visual components in the 69 available conference rooms (27 more than the previous office), enable GSA to communicate with clients and colleagues in remote locations in a timely and efficient fashion.

A robust change management effort provided GSA employees with the information and time needed to successfully transition to the Regional Office’s mobile environment, enabling them to take full advantage of the workspace designed specifically for full mobility.  Our employees have the tools and resources needed to be paperless and wireless, and are able to accomplish their work from anywhere within the Regional Office.  

“We are proud to be on the forefront of providing a 21st century workplace that really takes into account the new ways that we can work with technology and serve as a role model for the public and private sectors,” says Sara Manzano-Diaz, GSA Mid-Atlantic Regional Administrator.

Our new workspace is designed to facilitate collaboration, increase productivity, and reduce our physical and environmental footprint.  We look forward to sharing the knowledge gained through this mobile working environment with our client agencies.

Please note: all of your GSA contacts’ information remains the same.  There is no change to either email addresses or phone numbers.  The only change is to our mailing address: 100 South Independence Mall West, Philadelphia, PA, 19106.

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Last Reviewed 2015-12-15