As the first area targeted in the implementation of the Freer and Sackler Galleries’ Workplace Master Plan, the renovated Education Center provides a new innovative workplace model for FSG and the wider Smithsonian community. The design promotes collaboration, openness and transparency in an effort to encourage staff to work more cohesively as a team.
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Glazing strengthens the visual connection to the hallway, creating a more welcoming workplace.
"Before" view of the office entrances
A reconfigurable furniture system provides flexibility while the translucent feature wall is used for visual display and storage.
"Before" view shows offices that did not facilitate a collaborative environment.
The shared “project room” opens to a lounge. A key goal of the project is to provide staff a variety of workplace environments.