JSA Inc., a Portsmouth-based architecture, planning and interior design firm, recently upgraded its office space. Located in the same building, the new enlarged space allows for future expansion and more collaboration.
The new office has an open ceiling and low panel systems. Motorized adjustable-height workstations offer employees the option to sit or stand.
Daylight pours through wide windows offering views of the wetlands and forest beyond. The interior lighting was selected using energy efficient fixtures and controls from Visible Light Inc. and the center core collaborative gathering space features a curved, perforated metal pin-up wall adjacent to soft seating and a multi-height, accessible community table. This area provides staff with a comfortable, open area for design collaboration, quick informal meetings, and a great space to take a break.
WELL and sustainability standards were a requirement for interior finish materials. Carpet and hard surfaces have high recycled content and low volatile organic compound (VOC) adhesives. Paint on the walls and hard ceilings contain no VOC, and the space is completed with air-filtering indoor plants.
“Our ultimate goal is to have an office that positively impacts and inspires us in our daily work,” says Sandra Hodge, the Interior Design Principal at JSA.