The future of office space is in Crystal City. In September 2013, Vornado/Charles E. Smith asked six architects to design six different suites on a single floor. The only direction was to create the office of the future that could be used today, and to keep it within a reasonable budget. The six firms FOX Architects, OTJ Architects, Perkins + Will, RTKL, SmithGroup JJR, and VOA, along with HITT Contractors and GHT Limited, designed, innovated, and built the suites of tomorrow for today's companies. The six workspaces are connected by a high-sensory community core conceived and designed by Gensler, bringing people together to linger and collaborate. The Design Lab has been recognized in Architecture magazine, Work Design magazine, and is the recipient of the Best of NAIOP Northern Virginia Award. The DesignLab spaces offers a unique look at how to transform existing Crystal City office assets into incredible, modern work spaces fit for today's creative, entrepreneurial economy. That each of the spaces have been leased is a testament to the possibilities. For a virtual tour of DesignLab, visit