The design of Ogilvy’s new office promotes collaboration and innovation while celebrating its creative culture. Starting in the reception area, which features a custom mural of founder David Ogilvy and his “aim for the remarkable” quote, the company’s iconic brand is highlighted throughout the space.
The open floor plan features a one-size-fits-all benching system for all Ogilvy’s people, including executives. Modern and traditional workstyles are supported by a variety of open and closed collaboration spaces, phone rooms, video-editing suites, a café, a library and “quiet car” areas for heads-down work. Names of D.C. landmarks selected by Ogilvy employees distinguish different “neighborhoods” within the office. A clear circulation route accented by a distinct ceiling design creates views and connections. Pinup spaces in neighborhoods and along circulation paths exhibit in-process and finished work samples.
Sustainable design strategies within this LEED Silver office create a workplace that promotes the health and wellness of Ogilvy’s people. HOK’s design provides access to outdoor views, optimized energy performance through low-wattage lighting and ENERGY STAR equipment, low-flow fixtures that reduce water use, and low-emitting materials and furniture.