Designing a living workplace at our campus headquarters

Designing a living workplace at our campus headquarters

Creating spaces that are healthy for people and the environment is a top priority at Armstrong, and this focus has only intensified as a result of the recent pandemic. Our campus headquarters in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, stands as a testament to this commitment. The main campus building, known as Building 701, earned LEED® Platinum Certification for New Construction in 2007, LEED Platinum Re-certification for Existing Buildings: Operations and Maintenance in 2014, and LEED Gold in 2020. This building’s current renovation is being executed according to the LEED Interior Design and Construction standard and is currently expected to be completed in 2022-2023.

Keystone WELL membership

Creating spaces that are healthy for people, as well as the environment, is our priority, especially in the COVID-19 era. We’re helping to move the industry forward on healthy building design through collaborations such as our Keystone membership with the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI), a health-focused design certification program. Together with the IWBI network, we are working to advance health, safety and wellness in the built environment.


Building 402 achievements in wellness

We consider the health of our building occupants to be just as important as our impact on the environment. In 2021, Building 402 of our campus, also known as the Armstrong Avenue, and our Building 5 complex earned a WELL™ Health-Safety Rating from the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI). The Avenue also earned a Fitwel® certification for its healthy design from the Center for Active Design. In 2020, working closely with a wide range of partners, architects and designers, we began to create a dedicated pilot space in the Armstrong Avenue to serve as a “Living Lab” for healthy space innovations. Throughout 2021, we will be testing new design features that utilize our new and existing Armstrong® products in the pilot space. Our aim is to go beyond the traditional parameters of healthy spaces, like acoustics and good lighting. For example, we’re testing sensors that monitor and display CO2 levels and occupancy density in real time. We are also integrating biophilic design elements, like ample natural light and easy access to outdoor work and social areas.

As we move forward, the features we pilot will inform improvements across our campus. Ultimately, our goal is to create the safest, healthiest office space possible for our employees, and then leverage those innovations far beyond the bounds of our campus, to our customers.


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