Designed and built to provide a world-class workplace for 6,000 employees, the Census Bureau’s headquarters is a state-of-the-art facility, receiving widespread praise for its elegant and efficient design featuring sweeping curves and glass cladding with vertical wooden louvers. The building won the General Services Administration’s Design Excellence Award and achieved a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold rating.
To make the parking structures “green,” they were designed to promote plant growth on the exterior walls. Green screens feature three seasonal varieties of climbing ivy, which act as a highly permeable skin of light-filtering leaves to increase oxygen levels and allow for natural ventilation. WGI developed bridging documents for the two six-level parking structures.
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