Logistics Management Institute

Collaborative Spaces Work with Modern, Open Architecture

The Logistics Management Institute (LMI) decided to relocate its headquarters to a 165,000-square-foot, LEED-certified, state-of-the-art, metro-accessible space. LMI occupies the first seven floors of the Class A building and each floor is approximately 25,000-square-feet. The new office will enable LMI’s staff to be more collaborative and innovative, offering better technology, better conferencing space in an open, light-filled design.

Prior to program development, handled by Gensler Architects and CMS Consultants, Diversified was engaged in the LMI headquarters relocation to 7940 Jones Branch Drive in Tysons Corner, Virginia. Working through the general contractor, HITT Contracting, Diversified was short listed based on four main criteria—knowledge of the client’s business, availability of resources, technical aptitude and the ability to be responsible for audio visual applications as well as teledata installation for the project deliverable and scope.

After award, the project was on the fast track, delivered by floor in coordination with HITT Contracting around rooms and MDF closets. Meeting the demands of occupancy for LMI was crucial to the success of the project. There were 38 spaces that fell into Diversified’s scope including the reception area, executive conference rooms, large multi-purpose rooms and collaborative meeting rooms. One of LMI’s needs that Diversified was working to provide prior to award of the project was content distribution. Specifically, digital signage and streaming media.

Diversified specializes in digital signage and designed a platform with the potential to acquire content from a live or archived meeting and distribute it within or outside of the LMI network, based upon LDAP or rights management. The digital signage platform also includes the ability to incorporate streams within the window of the template display and can be administered by select groups depending on roles specified within the application interface.

Diversified continues work with LMI in multiple capacities.