GTM Architects’ concept for E. Cohen, an accounting firm relocating their headquarters to this Rockville, MD office, began with the arrival experience. Starting at the suite’s full glass entry doors, large-scale porcelain tile pulls you into the firm’s main lobby, which opens up to three large, glass-front conference rooms. That same large format tile also continues up onto the reception desk, giving the illusion of continuation without interruption.
Balancing elegance with function was key. The executive conference room includes upholstered benches along its perimeter to accommodate firm-wide meetings, providing everyone ample seating. The new design also incorporated sophisticated finishes with high-end details, such as discreet lighting to call attention to the client’s glass artwork. Moving towards the more genial areas of the office, E. Cohen’s breakroom was designed to provide a refreshingly bold and casual contrast to the otherwise sophisticated workplace. The open yet private galley with plenty of seating and touchdown spaces creates flexible and engaging workspaces for all to collaborate.