Ballard Spahr's Washington, D.C., office has received a Gold Award from the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the International Interior Design Association (IIDA MAC).

Ballard Spahr's Washington office was designed by SKB Architecture and Design and is located in the Millennium Building, the city’s first commercial office building to receive LEED-EB certification. It opened in April 2012.

Built in the 1970s, the Millennium Building has a unique L-shaped floor plan. The design of Ballard Spahr's office reflects the asymmetry of the building plan. Heavy and light materials, open and closed spaces, and hard and soft surfaces were carefully designed to create tension and balance. The extensive use of glass in public areas projects the notion of transparency and truth, while the careful detailing of the architecture reflects Ballard Spahr's attention to detail.

The IIDA Gold Award bestowed to the Ballard Spahr design recognizes commercial projects between 20,000 and 100,000 square feet, regardless of budget. It is an extremely competitive category because it includes the largest number of high-end design entries, many with budgets significantly higher than Ballard Spahr's.

IIDA is a professional association for interior designers. It is dedicated to increasing its members' knowledge of interior design and growing the public's awareness and appreciation of it. The Mid-Atlantic Chapter was founded in 1999 and serves Washington, D.C.; Northern Virginia; and Maryland.

Ballard Spahr's Washington office handles finance, regulatory, and litigation matters, with emphases on energy and project finance, mortgage banking, real estate, housing, public finance and public-private partnerships, and tax. The opening of the Washington office in 1978 marked the beginning of the firm's expansion into a national firm that now has 13 offices throughout the country.


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