LEED ID+C: Commercial Interiors v3 - LEED 2009
Summer Consultants Inc Headquarters
McLean, VA 22102
LEED Gold 2017
The Summer Consultants Inc. Headquarters is located in the five-story Atrium building at 7900 Westpark Dr. in McLean, Virginia. The building was built in 1984 and is adjacent to the original tower building. All the buildings are LEED Gold O+M rated. The Headquarters building is accessible to the Metro Silver Line Tysons Corner subway stop. Due to this new public transit access, the area is rapidly developing into a walkable, urban community.
Suite A-405 is occupied by Summer Consultants, Inc., a mechanical, electrical, and plumbing consulting firm. Some of the key goals for a new office space were:
- Accessibility to public transportation.
- Shower facilities as several employees bicycle to and from work.
- Views to the outside throughout the space. (The old space had few windows and views were not optimized.)
- “Walking the walk." Since Summer Consultants, Inc. designs energy efficient spaces, we wanted to "live" in one that uses the technologies we specify, such as the lighting fixtures and lighting controls.
The resulting space meets all the goals. The building's atrium has a skylight that runs the entire length of the atrium. The interior office spaces have a solid ribbon of windows to the atrium. While this did not count for the daylighting credit, it does yield an airy perception and connection to the outside. The cubicle walls are lower to allow for better viewing as well.