Workplace Strategy

Volpe National Transportation Systems Center

The Volpe National Transportation Systems Center in Cambridge established a strategic plan to foster more interdisciplinary collaboration, and hired Daniel Koff of Solomon Office to help them create a common space using participatory co-design methods. The problem was that departments at the facility were strewn about on separate floors and across multiple buildings. By situating a space adjacent to the central cafeteria and library, Solomon Office and the internal team at the Volpe Center were able to create a space that blended these two environments into a convivial atmosphere where interaction was encouraged. 

  • Completed 2 phases of design and construction
  • Engaged 50 staff members in a participatory design process
  • Conducted qualitative and quantitative assessments