Renovation, Interior Design, Historic Preservation, Tenant-Fit Out, Construction Administration, Construction Documents
Evicted from their space in the Old Post Office, ACHP found new space within the National Building Museum, one of Washington’s most historic structures. ACHP is the final decision maker on issues relating to historic preservation. The challenge for LT in creating a space for 14,000 square feet of space was to maximize the views of the original structure. To that extent the design opened up the views from the internal arches running through the seventeen foot high spaces creating a strong linking between the segmented volumes. Within each volume LT used glass walls to divide up the space functionally without visually dividing the space. To increase the visibility of the ceiling, cloud ceilings were installed over the office areas yet still providing clear visual clues to the original designs. Beyond the strong statements LT includes wireless light switches to remove hundreds of feet of conduit surface mounted to the brickwork utilizing technology to enhance the historical image.