AIA DAT: Washington, DC (2008)
This is the report of the U.S. House of Representatives Capitol Complex Design Assessment Team (Capitol DAT) visit to Washington, DC in April 2008. The purpose of the Capitol DAT was to observe current conditions, to explore the opportunities, and to make recommendations to the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) on ways to make improvements. Areas of focus included public and employee circulation, improving the sense of place within the complex while improving worker productivity, evolving Capitol Hill as a 21st century workplace, and, as an outcome of these actions, improving the overall sustainability of the Cannon, Rayburn, and Longworth House Office Buildings on Capitol Hill. Created in 1967, the AIA’s R/UDAT program pioneered the modern charrette process by combining multi-disciplinary teams in dynamic, multi-day grassroots processes to produce community visions, action plans and recommendations.
keywords: Greening of the Capitol: Creating a 21st Century Workplace