Wingate Hughes Architects joins the ranks of Washington, D.C.’s most luminary, disruptive, and newsworthy with our 2015 DCInno 50 on Fire designation. Wingate Hughes is a trailblazer heating up D.C.’s innovation economy through our breakthrough, imaginative design work. The 50 on Fire design selection criteria includes building a beautiful future across digital and architectural disciplines. “The firm’s motto is to defy convention, and our cutting-edge office designs are doing just that,” states Gavin Hughes Daniels, co-founding principal of Wingate Hughes. “We take the time to get to know our clients and shape spaces that uniquely and completely encapsulate their ideal environments.” The D.C. Architecture firm Wingate Hughes founded in 2010 when the D.C. tech scene exploded, and we have an exclusive perspective on why it’s important for the District’s startups to define themselves within their office spaces.
Wingate Hughes is now double the size we were at our inception thanks to our growing list of happy clients. Gavin Wingate Bowie, co-founding principal of Wingate Hughes, and Daniels are excited to continue designing for D.C.’s rising startups and embrace the relationships they gain with every new project. “Everyone at Wingate Hughes cares about our clients’ success. We want them to do well,” says Daniels. “Part of this recipe is to have an office that reflects the client’s culture — a space that stands apart from the typical D.C. building. This is why we design killer offices.”
The firm’s 50 on Fire nomination came from a number of anonymous sources after DCInno reported that Wingate Hughes is “designing the city’s coolest offices” and included many of our startup designs in their Office Envy series. To select the 50 on Fire winners, DCInno culled through 1000+ nominations and narrowed them down to 150 finalists.
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