Petersen Column Covers Utilized in IBM’s new E-Workplace design

The new IBM offices at Dulles Station West in Herndon, VA truly reflect today’s mobile work force.  The design team implemented IBM’s new e-workplace guidelines, an initiative intended to create a workplace environment more closely aligned with the mobile patterns of IBM employees.
Petersen’s PAC-1000 F Flush Series column covers contributed to the design success of the Mobility Area where IBM employees can access power and data receptacles set in the columns at floating elliptical work tables.  The majority of workspaces in the office are unassigned and intended to be used on a temporary basis.  The Mobility Area is designed specifically for a transient workforce looking for quick in-and-out work space.
The 18” Clear Anodized .125” aluminum column covers were installed by Irvin Services, Inc., Hummelstown, PA.  The firm specializes in general construction “with special needs,” according to founder and president Ty Irvin.  “It was somewhat unusual to use anodized aluminum for an interior application but that’s what was specified.  Our distributor partner recommended Petersen and the quality and consistency of the product was great,” Irvin said.
The Petersen distributor was Weaver’s Glass & Building Specialties, Inc., Harrisburg, PA.
Architectural design for the project was provided by VOA Associates, Inc., Washington, D.C.  IBM occupies 122,000 sq. ft. on five floors of the 180,000 sq. ft. Dulles Station West Building 1 which is part of the massive Dulles Station campus.

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