American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO)
Open, Flowing Spaces that Foster Collaboration and Encourage a Culture of Forward-Thinking
The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) is the largest and most influential society of radiation oncologists in the world with more than 10,000 health professional members. The goal of the their new 22,594-square-foot headquarters was to create spaces that flow with one another to foster collaboration and new ideas. Diversified was tasked with applying modern technology to the space that would aid in building the culture they were seeking. Additionally, the ceiling systems were designed with modern light fixtures that, although beautiful, made the installation of our solutions a challenge.
The scope of the project included design-build of AV and electronic security solutions (ESS) for a divisible meeting room, five conference rooms, the lunch room, eight meeting rooms, two huddle areas, and the reception area. In the divisible room, Diversified installed ceiling-mounted projectors and projection screens, a 90” LED HDTV and centralized video switching system to facilitate video distribution. All control interfaces have the capability of sending any video source and audio to the lunch room for overflow. The ESS for the building includes access control with card readers, door contacts and request to exit motion sensors as well as electric strikes and electromagnetic locks. Diversified programmed and commissioned the system, testing for full functionality before turning it over to the client.
In the past, ASTRO held board meetings outside of their office space. After visiting the new space, they decided to move their board meetings into the office to take advantage of the new collaborative areas. With such a rave review, it’s no wonder that this project was awarded the 2016 Best Interior Design Project by CREW DC.