Ford Motor Company’s Government and Community Relations team in Washington, DC helps shape policy and legislation in support of the company’s core business objectives and works with community partners to advance education, community life and driving safety. Ford’s Government Affairs 18,000-SF office, designed by Wingate Hughes Architects, reflects the company’s history, future, and brand pillars: electrification, autonomy and mobility, while also providing stylish event, ample meeting, and smart work space.
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Ford’s office pays homage to Ford Motor Company and Lincoln Motor Company’s iconic branding with the entrance’s 3-D, Ford-blue feature wall. The custom edge LED lit millwork wall by K. Mack Enterprises showcases a floating aluminum, satin-finish Ford logo anchored in an interlocked Lincoln-logo mesh grid. The polished aluminum behind the white lacquered logo draws attention to the wall.
The reception area’s alcove bench seating conveys rich, nostalgic memories of Ford’s 1950’s cars, known for luxury and comfort, and assimilates an actual Ford seat, complete with stiching. The throwback, continuous-curved banquette features Keding Enterprises veneer paneling and Designtex’s upholstery wrapped cushion seating.
Ford’s drive towards the future is seen in the radial ceiling that stretches 360 degrees across the floating conference room and event space, expanding and brightening the area.
Automotive culture is social and active, and this momentum is designed into the innovation areas left and right of the conference space. The corridor’s dropped walls are bordered with dashboard inspired cove lighting, highlighting interactive zones for events.
The black-framed glass storefront system evokes the industrial roots of the automotive industry, expands the breadth of the corridor, and lets sunlight and views of Pennsylvania Ave into the work space. Shout outs to Ford and Lincoln Motor Companies are included in symbolic strokes like the office’s lounge wall coverings and the Mustang wall graphics used in the restroom areas.
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