One of the first WELL-certified spaces in the Washington region will be coming to 1152 15th St. NW at Columbia Center in early 2016. In fact, it has a shot at being the very first.
The landlord, Carr Properties, is pursuing the designation as part of a deal to lease 8,700 square feet to the American Society of Interior Designers there for 11 years.
The entrance of the new headquarters for the American Society of Interior Designers will include a cozy waiting area, virtual receptionist and direct exterior views.
WELL Building certification, administered by the International WELL Building Institute, is a relatively new thing. Following on the heels of LEED, which uses design features to make a building more environmentally friendly, WELL building interiors are designed to improve wellness and health for inhabitants.
Carr worked with ASID's broker, Savills Studley, and architect Perkins & Will and general contractor Rand Construction Corp. to ensure the lease agreement, construction and space design would comply with WELL Platinum certification. ASID is expected to move from 718 Seventh St. NW in February or March.This could be the District’s first WELL-certified space
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