The Ocean Conservancy

The façade, lit at night by images of undersea life, showcases the mission of The Ocean Conservancy.

A central stair enhances workplace collaboration and creativity. The stair also acts as a solar chimney to provide healthy breathing air for workers.

The architect’s team successfully achieved their three-pronged goal to: 1) support the sustainable focus of the client through incorporation of green strategies; 2) enhance workplace collaboration; 3) create a strong street presence faithful to the mission of The Ocean Conservancy. This overall approach exemplifies the commercial work of HEDS as green architects in Washington DC and elsewhere. Design Partner – Allison Ewing (William McDonough + Partners).