The use of authentic materials like wires, bricks, lights, pipes, and a feature tool wall, honors the 120+ year history of the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA), bringing electrical power, lighting, and communications to buildings and communities across the United States. Bold gestures such as neon lights, bright colors, and a plant wall foster inspiration for the future.
Thoughtfully spaced “Easter eggs” give a nod to each trade represented by NECA, creating unexpected and fun design details around every corner. A striking yellow ceiling feature represents the three different types of electrical data busways that NECA’s visiting members would immediately recognize. Additionally, authentic light poles were added off the pantry; real electrical wires were replaced with LED lights and each pole was custom cut to fit the space.
Visual and acoustic privacy were also top of mind when a mixture of closed and open workstations were prescribed for the 12th floor layout overlooking downtown Washington D.C.