GSA's Rocky Mountain Regional Headquarters Office Leads In Workplace Revolution
January 28, 2015
Did you know that GSA’s regional headquarters office in Building 41 at the Denver Federal Center in Lakewood, CO, is under-going space reduction and consolidation? GSA is reducing its real estate footprint from 104,000 sf to 55,000 sf. leaving 35,000 sf of office space remaining that will released to welcome additional federal tenants in the building. The project’s anticipated completion date is June 2015. GSA expects to achieve an all-in per person utilization rate of 135 usf.
This renovated space will be the model for a modern workspace. It will epitomize and represent the people-focused, activity-based, and amenity-abundant workplace. Gone are the private offices, high-walled cubicles, and the dreary aesthetics of a typical government office building. Building 41 will be a vibrant environment that emphasizes the importance of collaboration and flexibility. The space will be divided into work-zones to accommodate the different types of individual and team work needs. These will include:
- The Central Hub for collaboration
- The Quiet Zone for quiet heads down work
- The re-invented Skylight Cafe for break and social functions
- And team work areas
The variety of furniture options will include:
- Low-paneled and open benching workstations
- Teaming collaborative units equipped with technology
- Sit-to-stand height-adjustable workstation options
- And comfortable lounge seating
There will be ample options for meetings in large, medium, and small conference rooms, including several individual phone booths for private conversations. The space will support the ability to work anywhere at anytime, shifting away from traditional work process. Over time, the space will continue to evolve as new workplace strategies, concepts and innovations develop, maintaining an always current and ever adaptive environment.
The space will be a showcase for customer agencies who are interested in using modern workplace strategies and techniques to meet their real estate goals. In a time of shrinking budgets and renewed emphasis on employee engagement, workspace is a strategy that can be a great organizational tool. GSA will be able to show customers concepts and solutions that could support their own workspaces.
Agencies looking for help in this area can connect with GSA’s regional Workplace Team who can help you discover and implement new workplace strategies. Without a doubt, Building 41 will be a test lab for innovation and new ideas that revolve around the modern government workspace. GSA will gladly tour any interested federal customers around the Building 41 space to learn about our experiences. We are committed to share the good, the bad, and the ugly!
To talk about your own workspace, explore options, or take a tour of Building 41 you can schedule a tour with the above listed information of the page.