American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Durham, NC

The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) relocated to Durham, NC from their headquarters in Jersey City, NJ to house their publishing division, call center and management. Coming from a work culture of enclosed offices, custom workstations were designed to allow for a more compact and efficient way of working, completely changing how they traditionally worked in an enclosed office. This allowed for more communication between groups as well as allowing the density required for this 100,000 square foot office space. Enclosed offices were pushed toward the core of the building and houses custom desking with overhead storage. A sliding door allows for a more usable floor space in the offices. Open staircases allowed sight lines to floors above and below with mail, coffee stations and lounge areas located beside. All of these components encouraged employees to interact more with their colleagues.