Petersen Column Covers Utilized In Ibm’s New E-Workplace Design
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.
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.,
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
Long-recognized as an industry leader in metal standing seam roofing products,
Petersen also offers exposed fastener panels, flush panels, composite wall
panels and column covers. All provide the well-known Petersen quality and are
available in PAC-CLAD® Kynar 500® finish in 38 standard colors on steel and
aluminum. Most colors meet LEED®, ENERGY STAR® and cool roof certification
For more information on the complete line of Petersen metal products, call
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