This article concerns a building project by BNIM Architect in Missouri, a new national prototype “that highlights the successful marriage of sustainable construction methods with the General Service Administration’s Workplace 2020 program, which includes a set of criteria for creating efficient and collaborative government workspaces.”
The key to transforming a 1940s military aircraft engine factory into an inviting and productive workspace lay in a series of design considerations, including:
- A glass-topped atrium that let in natural light;
- Oculus-like skylights punched into the ceiling allow natural light to pour in over the workstations;
- A massive light sculpture; and
- An environmentally-friendly terrazzo floor.
The article includes a list of materials and suppliers.
Source: Jean Nayar, Contract (San Francisco; Apr, 2007)