Information Technology Offices

The new Information Technology (IT) Offices for the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences were built to have twenty-two people in three different offices within the Maxwell Dworkin building on the Harvard Campus. With space constraints being a major factor in the design, Douglas Okun & Associates sought to use the newly introduced office system "My Studio" by Herman Miller.

This project is registered for LEED, and has achieved a Gold level rating. Green design features include: high efficiency fluorescent and LED lighting designed to exceed ASHRAE power densities; daylight sensors within 15 feet of windows; occupancy sensors tied into building controls to set back temperature settings when spaces are unoccupied; bamboo flooring and millwork; FSC certified wood; materials containing recycled and locally manufactured content; low VOC adhesives, sealants, paints, carpets, composite woods and furniture; individual control of lighting; and a flushout period prior to occupancy to remove any lingering contaminants from construction activities.