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#RethinkWork: Why Your Office Needs a Mudroom

As many Americans end their fifth week of working from home, one thing’s for sure, home can be a pretty comfortable place to spend your day. Between taking conference calls in sweatpants and responding to emails from the couch, we may eventually find it difficult to transition back to the formality of our offices.  While […]

#RethinkWork: Cleaning & the Office of the Future

As we continue our #RethinkWork blog series today, we’re exploring new – and likely unexpected – ground.  At Wingate Hughes, not only are we architects and designers, but we’re also workplace experts. In order to design the best office space possible, it takes more than a mastery of architecture theory and great style – it […]

#RethinkWork: Setting Boundaries

Welcome  – whether you’ve stumbled into our corner of the digital world for the first time or consider yourself a part of the Wingate Hughes family, we’re glad you’re here. You’ve reached the first of our three blogs in our #RethinkWork mini-blog series. It’s our attempt to extend a hand in the middle of this […]


The world as we know it has momentarily been turned upside down. Our old ways of being have been thrown out the window and our expectations for work-life with them. Maybe these days you check your morning inbox in sweatpants and with an extra cup of coffee or maybe you’re just trying to keep your […]

Designing for Optimism.

At Wingate Hughes, we’re optimists by nature. After all, the design process is an optimistic one – we envision potential and create beautiful spaces around it, bringing the future to life. So how do we pull that positivity through for our clients?  When designing March of Dimes’ new headquarters, we wanted to create a feel-good […]

Designing for Growth

Education tech startup Everfi grew tremendously in a span of twelve months, with 350 employees in January 2017 and nearly 500 by December. For most companies, this would pose a serious problem. But they anticipated their wild growth trajectory and sought Wingate Hughes to design a new downtown headquarters that could adapt to their ever-expanding […]

Design For Your Bottom Line

Can an office designed to improve employee health, really impact your bottom line? Sure, it’s a nice idea we like to talk about here at Wingate Hughes, but does it really work?  We understand if you’re skeptical, which is why today we’re sharing the research behind wellness in the workplace.  We’ll start with what you […]

Wellness. More than a trend.

Over the past few months we’ve been using our blog as a platform to share the core tenets of the Wingate Hughes design philosophy. We’ve shared with you why we value designing for diversity, designing for the future, and now this month we’re diving into “designing for wellbeing.” Wellness. It’s a trendy word that gets […]

Next-Generation Design

The Class of 2019 is young, competitive, more diverse than any generation prior and just like the Millennials who came before them — the next generation joining the workforce, Generation Z (born roughly between 1995 and 2010) will revolutionize the way every office operates. As an architecture firm that champions the idea of “designing for the […]

What Does the Office Space of an Out-of-the-box Architecture and Design Firm Look Like?

What does the office space of an out-of-the-box architecture and design firm look like? JLL features Wingate Hughes in their Workplace Ambitions campaign. Wingate Hughes focuses on designing killer spaces for amazing clients, and our success since founding in 2010 turned into double-digit growth and outgrowing our 3,000 square-foot office on Vermont Avenue NW. “Given their business, […]