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Project Description:
Working Spaces worked with both Institute for Systems Biology and JPC Architects to create a high quality, modern administrative facility for this bio-tech firm that met the needs of the team members as well as meeting the criteria for LEEDs Gold level certification.

This location focuses on administrative support and training & education. Workstations were designed to allow as much of the natural light to cascade into the space as possible while providing both privacy and interactivity. All of the workstations were provided by Watson Desking, a local manufacturer, that contributed to the LEEDs certification and because the product was made locally it tremendously reduced the carbon footprint of the furniture. Additional care was taken to used Greenguard certified products where ever possible and fabrics that are made of recycled content or are recyclable themselves. Low power consumption LED task lights were also used to help reduce power consumption.

Casual meeting areas are sprinkled though the space that encourage spontaneous and creative collaboration as well as give team members a place to step away from work and relax.

Part of ISB’s mission is to enable Washington’s schools and districts to have the capacity to produce scientifically literate and capable students by creating and supporting a statewide infrastructure, comprised of collaborative and regional partnerships among schools, districts and community partnerships that will train and support science educators so, in addition to the admin functions a state of the art training facility was included that will allow ISB to provide educational seminars and training to students, educators and researchers.

In addition to the furniture, Working Spaces also provided the floor covering on this project.

Digital photography by George White.

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