Trustify’s Film Noir Inspired Office is Home to a World-Changing Company

Trustify’s new 8,000 SF Arlington office, located in Crystal City, is home base for the private investigator platform. The company connects a nationwide network of highly trained, vetted private investigators to those seeking the truth. Co-founders Jennifer Mellon and Danny Boice say their startup helps the most vulnerable through their “Uber for private investigators” technology. Simply, Trustify is changing the world one case at a time and helping people feel safe. “We’re 70 percent female at Trustify, and 40 percent identify as protected minority class,” says Boice. “Our team is about as diverse as it gets in tech startups, and every week we are helping clients who can’t help themselves. We are getting them out of bad situations.”

Trustify chose Wingate Hughes Architects to design a space that conveys “film-noir” mystery to match their culture and provides home-away-from-home comforts for their hard-working staff. “The reason why we go to work every day is because we believe when you design great space for a client, their mission is going to shine through, their company is going to be better, they’re going to be more successful, and they will change more lives,” shares Gavin Hughes Daniels, Wingate Hughes co-founding principal. “The important things that Trustify is doing for women, along with their social mission, is only the beginning. This is their launching point to change the world. This is the type of business we want to get behind and support.”

Step inside DC’s newest tech office …

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Trustify’s office environment transforms into an atypical workplace upon entry with front-door peepholes that peer into a crime scene rather than their front foyer. The curated frame wall features staff’s family, friends and pets. The pantry area offers adjacent perspectives into accent molded portals toward the contoured hallways and open office space.

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The front sitting area highlights stunning eighth-floor panoramic views of Arlington, VA and Washington, DC. The recessed ceiling, additional copper touches, and chandelier add to Trustify’s atypical office style. Beer, wine, and Vivreau still and sparkling water are on tap.

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The front room, sans reception, joins both arms of the office and serves as a central gathering point at the white-washed brick mantle and marble island.

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Trustify’s detective culture is found in custom crime-drama touches like the hidden phone and wellness rooms and plaster animal-head mount indication lights. The corridor’s omniscient angle enhances and borders the preexisting base building curve and the dropped ACT ceiling. Rich materials like the Glamora wall coverings and Shaw LVT Herringbone flooring pattern add texture and warmth.

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Trustify’s open library dual lounges share a custom bookcase wall with peek-through views. Chalkboard wrapped columns provide collaborative work surfaces.

Visit Trustify to learn about their business and personal investigative services. Visit Wingate Hughes Architects to learn about the top DC architecture firm and its leading high-growth, entrepreneurial clients. Check out The Washingtonian article “This Crystal City Start-Up Has Beautiful Space—and Will Track Down Your Cheating Spouse.”