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December 1, 2017  • Institute Staff

OTJ Architects rendering of the Institute’s new office

By the time you read this, the Institute will have moved to its new 90,000-square-foot Washington, DC, headquarters at 2300 N Street NW. After being divided across multiple floors in two buildings for many years, the staff can at last come together. Built by Davis Construction, the workspace was designed by OTJ Architects in a modernist Bauhaus style evocative of the Aspen Meadows campus in Colorado. A need to accommodate the Institute’s growth and offer a more collaborative work environment drove the decision to move. The mostly open workspaces will feature a Creative Ideas Lab, a cafĂ©, and larger, enhanced event spaces. “Our new home symbolizes the Institute’s mission,” said outgoing CEO Walter Isaacson, “which has always relied on the power of place and the beauty of architecture to foster conversation and connections.”