Vornado Unveils Crystal City DesignLabs Competition


Vornado Realty Trust has unveiled the results of its DesignLab competition, the first-ever design competition that challenged six architectural firms to create the ?Spec Suite of the Future? - with no design constraints.

RTKL, Perkins + Will, Fox, OTJ, VOA, and SmithGroup each participated, designing collaborative workspaces ranging from 2,500 square feet to 5,500 square feet on the sixth floor at 251 18th Street, which is directly over the Crystal City Metro about five minutes from Washington, DC.

The DesignLab offices, dubbed the "Future of Great Work," offer innovative, modern, colorful, bright and efficient hi-tech space that meets the needs of entrepreneurial companies.

?We see DesignLab as a showcase for innovative new thinking about office space,? said Mitchell Schear, President of Vornado/Charles E. Smith. ?Creative companies are seeking highly collaborative, flexible workspace, and our DesignLab has produced forward-looking solutions.?

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