From Chicago to DC, we've designed office spaces for small business, non-profits and start-ups, to corporate and government sector clients, echoing the company atmosphere and introducing thoughtful design within our client's budget and needs.
Hounshell Real Estate purchased an unfinished “shell” at 14th & P Streets, NW, in the heart of Washington’s booming, live-work-play neighborhood. The owner asked us to create a visual and spatial composition evoking the best of open loft-style living. Rippeteau designed this “mini-loft” to be visible from the street, instantly accessible to potential buyers. It makes the residential real estate challenge more fun.
We designed the new office space for this growing cyber-startup that focuses on education providing open, cloud-based curriculum for teachers. The open design, bright colors and modern finishes reflect the youthful, collaborative, and energetic office vibe.
ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION
This adaptive reuse project East of the River creates office space for the Anacostia Economic Development Center in former warehouse/ light industrial early 20th century brick buildings, aiming for LEED silver. The exposed brick and clean lines create a modern and industrial quality in the space.
FEATURED PROJECT: 300 SOUTH RIVERSIDE
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CHASE TOWER WATER & WISCONSIN- 12TH FLOOR LOBBY
In an office tower overlooking the Milwaukee River in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Rippeteau Architects redesigned a dark and dated elevator lobby into a bright, modern space. New suspended, translucent panels diffuse the light while making the ceiling appear higher. Concealed cove lights illuminate warm wood paneled walls, and bright floor tiles create a clean, but inviting place for office tenants to wait.
We converted a 1920's concrete apartment building to open plan work space with glass partitions for a corporate service firm. A glass-enclosed server room showcases the extensive high tech equipment Triad Communication uses in its business. The space also houses flexible work stations for creative staff. The project won the Mid-Atlantic Construction Magazine’s Best of 2004 Award for a Project Under $2 Million.
RIPPETEAU ARCHITECTS, PC
We built the red-brick, glass and Italian marble mixed-use building at 1530 14th Street NW in 2004. The structure is an excellent example of compatible modern design in a historic district. Embracing the urban “live-work-play” agenda with 2 residences on the top floor, office space on the 2nd floor and retail space on the ground level.
WASHINGTON BUILDING CONGRESS
The Washington Building Congress required an office space which would function much of the time as an assembly space…for lectures, board meetings, and receptions with standing-only configurations and resultant high occupancy loads. This fully wired and equipped space, therefore, was designed to meet the building code for Assembly Occupancy. Rippeteau Architects works with office, retail and assembly occupancies, and is knowledgeable in the code compliance features of all three types of spaces.