U.S. Census Bureau, Suitland, Md.

U.S. Census Bureau Suitland, Md.

The Census Bureau building is clad in a brise soleil of wavy, laminated wood fins that are attached to a glass curtain wall, interrupted by concrete spandrels. The fins extend past the edges of the walls, creating a sinuous skin that breaks the box and enlivens the site.

The Census Bureau building is clad in a brise soleil of wavy, laminated wood fins that are attached to a glass curtain wall, interrupted by concrete spandrels. The fins extend past the edges of the walls, creating a sinuous skin that breaks the box and enlivens the site.

The Census Bureau building is clad in a brise soleil of wavy, laminated wood fins that are attached to a glass curtain wall, interrupted by concrete spandrels. The fins extend past the edges of the walls, creating a sinuous skin that breaks the box and enlivens the site.

White oak sunshading blades - Sentinel Structures - www.sentinelstructures.com Glue-laminated timbers - Custom curve applied to the forms during manufacturing - Strictly adheres to ANSI standards VE1-2M 1-inch insulated glazing unit with 10 percent ceramic frit - Viracon - www.viracon.com Low-E insulated glass panels - Allows 67 percent visible light transmittance, 29 percent solar transmittance - Variety of tinting and fritting options Green-tinted precast concrete spandrel panels with mica flakes - Artex Systems Prefabricated spandrel panels - Mica flakes suspended in the concrete - Concrete can be tinted to variety of standard or custom colors

A thoroughfare called "the Street" serves as the main circulation route. A system of bright colors painted on the upper third of the wall indicates the user's location in the 2.5-million-square-foot building. Strato Panel diffusing system - Philips - www.lighting.philips.com Changeable color temperatures and brightness - Simulates daylight and, when applied to the ceiling, skylights - Modular system - Tiles can be installed adjacently Paint - Sherwin-Williams - www.sherwin-williams.com Commercial-grade interior paint - Several hundred colors - Used here to promote wayfinding Custom-designed GRG wall panel - Formglas - www.formglas.com Glassfiber-reinforced gypsum system - Can be factory-molded into any shape or size - Field finished White terrazzo tile - D. Magnan & Co. Marble chips and dust suspended in cement or epoxy resin - Polished and matte-finished available - Variety of color options

Translucents ceiling panels - USG - www.usg.com Translucent infill panels - Full accessibility to ceiling above and to all utilities - Lit from behind - Class A fire rating - Compatible with several USG open-grid suspension systems Veneto Glass tile - Stonesource - www.stonesource.com Oven-strengthened glass tiles - Each tile is 3/8-inch thick with rounded corners - Available in 48 standard colors - Color applied to the back of each tile - Available in clear and satin finishes

Geometrix ceiling panels - USG - www.usg.com Lightweight aluminum ceiling panels - Each panel is canted to varying depths, allowing for texture and dimension on the ceiling surface - Backed with Acoustibond for better sound performance Dome pendant light fixture - Niedhardt - www.niedhardt.com Custom-designed - Structural metal shade Switch chair - Brayton - www.brayton.com Matte or polished chrome frame - Coordinating lounge and executive chairs - Solid arm, open arm, and armless options available

Laminated Glass Fins - Vanceva - www.vanceva.com Colored interlayer between two sheets of laminated glass - Minimum 30-gauge interlayers - Available in a variety of colors and metallics

Workspaces are situated near the windows on the perimeter and the interior building's courtyard to maximize daylighting for the workers. 4' linear fluorescent - Zumtobel - www.zumtobel.com Recessed linear fluorescent - Available in 4-, 8-, and 12-foot lengths - White-painted steel upper reflector Can also be configured for continuous runs Office front systems with acid-etched glass - Acme Architectural Walls - www.acmearchitecturalwalls.com Color can be applied with powder-coat paints - Custom color and acid-etching options available Optima open-plan plank ceiling - Armstrong - www.armstrong.com Impact- and soil- resistant panels - Tiles available in square as well as plank - Nondirectional DuraBrite surface increases light reflectance to provide better overall illumination Morrisson workstations - Knoll - www.knoll.com Materials palette includes metals, veneers, and fabrics - Integrated wire management system - Designed by Andrew Morrisson - Freedom Chair Humanscale www.humanscale.com Standard features include self-adjusting recline, dual-pivoting backrest, synchronized armrests, dynamic headrest, and contoured cushions - Upholstery options include 10 different lines of four-way-stretch Humanscale fabrics

Conference rooms, kitchens, breakout nodes, and vertical transport are located in the center of the two ribbons of the structure. Series 7 chairs - Fritz Hansen - www.fritzhansen.com Available in three finishes - 18 standard colors, six standard veneers, seven highgloss colors, and metallic silver - Designed by Arne Jacobsen in 1955

Workspaces are situated near the windows on the perimeter and the interior building's courtyard to maximize daylighting for the workers.

Workspaces are situated near the windows on the perimeter and the interior building's courtyard to maximize daylighting for the workers. Curtainwall system - Enclos Corp. - www.enclos.com Designed and engineered by specialized contractors - System flexible enough system to accommodate sinuous façade angles - Easily accommodates custom systems without compromising structural integrity Panelized tongue-and-groove ipe boards - ISEC Inc. - www.isecinc.com Cladding system fabricated by specialized contractors - Maintains envelope - Sealed to maintain color and texture of the wood

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