Nixon Peabody – Washington, DC

Located a few blocks away from the White House in downtown DC, this Nixon Peabody, LLP location features reSAWN’s FSC ® certified rift and quarter sawn white oak flooring


June 2015


56,000 SF




Washington Post
WorkDesign Magazine


FSC ® certified White Oak – Rift & Quarter Sawn – Select Grade (site finished by others)


ENR MidAtlantic Best Project Award, Interior Design
NAIOP MD/DC Award of Merit, Best Interiors Tenant Space over 25,000-SF
WBC Craftsmanship Award, Architectural Millwork
IIDA MidAtlantic Honor Award, 30,000-60,000 SF
ABC of Metro Washington Excellence in Construction Award, Interiors ($100/SF+)


FSC ® certified  White Oak – Rift & Quarter Sawn – Select Grade
5/8” thick (4 mm wear layer) X 5” wide X 2-10’ random lengths
Tongue & Groove, Endmatched, Microbeveled Edges and Ends
(site finished by others)


Faced with an aging workforce and an outdated office space, Nixon Peabody, LLP worked with global architectural firm, Perkins + Will to begin plans that would discard its “corner office culture” quite literally with an office design that emphasizes communal workspaces and a cohesive effort towards a firm-wide goal.

Perkins + Will specified reSAWN’s FSC ® certified rift & quarter sawn select grade white oak flooring as a beautiful, modern design element that is also sustainable. With a focus on becoming the law firm most welcoming to Millenials, NP’s selection of FSC ® certified rift and quarter sawn white oak from reSAWN TIMBER co. joins the lobby’s living green wall as two exciting aesthetic features that promote sustainability. The open floor plan, glass conference rooms, living green wall, and FSC ® certified white oak flooring combine to create a modern office space that rejects hierarchy in favor of a community-centered office culture.

reSAWN TIMBER co. offers rift & quarter sawn lumber for a consistent, clean board face. The consistent board face consists of a mostly vertical grain that lends added stability to quarter & rift sawn boards making them less likely to cup or crown. Expansion and contraction occurs parallel to the direction of the growth rings – in this case vertically – resulting in added stability and making these cuts ideal for wide plank flooring and wood flooring over radiant heat. The select grade eliminates any large character marks, and limits the allowances to very small burls and knots.

The FSC ® certification promotes environmentally sound, socially beneficial, and economically prosperous management of the world’s forests. The FSC’s ® vision is to meet current needs for forest products without compromising the health of the world’s forests for future generations.

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