In spite of users’ grumbling about noise, distractions, and lack of privacy, the open-plan workplace—in its post-cubicle incarnation, with flexible, casual seating, and ample places to commune and play—continues to gain dominance in office design.
Since its founding in 1919, the powerhouse law firm Covington has produced alumni ranging from Dean Acheson, President Truman’s Secretary of State, to former Attorney General Eric Holder, and it has an enviable client list within the Beltway.
Downtown sports stadiums are a mixed bag. While they can attract tourism dollars and spur development, they aren’t always good neighbors aesthetically. Many rise abruptly, big and opaque, looking like downed spaceships.