The Lenkin Company Headquarters

Washington, D.C.

The Lenkin Company is a family-owned, full-service construction and management company. For 40 years, the company headquarters was in Bethesda, Maryland. In 2017, the company strategically relocated to a property in northwest Washington, D.C.

LEO A DALY collaborated closely with Edward Lenkin, President and third generation business owner, to develop a design concept that pays homage to the company’s history while preparing for the future. The team found unique ways to include a nod to the past while integrating a contemporary aesthetic. Modern finishes are punctuated with historic references in the form of refurbished heirloom-quality furniture from the company’s former headquarters.

The new office, located on the top floor, has an expansive 14-foot floor-to-slab space to accommodate generous 11-foot finished ceilings and glass-fronted offices with sliding glass doors. Visitors exiting the elevator are greeted in the reception lobby by an elegant archway veneered in antique walnut. Through the archway is an open sitting area with stylish period Corbusier lounge seating. Behind the seating area, staff offices are walled in stand-alone floor to ceiling glass that allows natural light to flood the center of the suite.

The technology-rich conference room is accentuated by a refurbished George Nelson credenza shelf unit repurposed from the former offices. The executive office suites feature operable Japanese Shoji screens installed in front of exterior windows and Dunbar tufted furnishings reupholstered with rich leather.

Client 

The Lenkin Company

At a glance

9,000-SF headquarters office

Features

Modern finishes punctuated with refurbished heirloom-quality furniture

Reception lobby features elegant archway veneered in antique walnut

Floor-to-ceiling glass allows natural light to flood the office

Services

Architecture

Interior design