MKDA is providing the full scope of design services at 1300 Eye Street for this public policy, research and advocacy group, which represents the nation’s leading banks. Given the building’s proximity to historical landmarks and multiple longstanding hospitality institutions, the team devised a design concept dubbed “History Buff,” which incorporates historical and traditional elements into a modern setting. The team selected a color palette that is rich in texture with natural tones, which is supplemented with various art and furniture accent pieces. The plan includes 37 private offices with glass fronts along the perimeter to maintain brightness and transparency as well as 10 open workstations for support staff. There is also a state of the art conference center with the flexibility to transform into a larger event and social space.