Project Description

KSA was hired by Dominion Energy to renovate the Clearinghouse Building on the Tredegar Campus along with Cornerstone Architecture & Interior Design. KSA was responsible for the interior renovations of the office work areas, as well as specifying all the furniture for the trade floor, private offices, and collaboration spaces. The Design Teams were tasked with keeping the current Dominion standards but incorporating the timeless, mainstay finishes of the Clearinghouse, to retain building identity.

A fresher, neutral base to the finish palette changed the brightness of the space without replacing any lighting. Views of the nearby James River were used as inspiration for the finish palettes. Various blue tones and water-like visuals were utilized throughout. Cornerstone designed the new custom wood reception desk to welcome guests coming off the elevator to house the first stop for guest check-in. It was to match the finishes of the existing custom wood and metal paneled logo wall. The desk also needed to incorporate a refreshment area for refrigerator and coffee station, as well as a sit-to-stand desk which is a Dominion standard for new workstations. The large existing reception area was also transformed to include a new Coat Closet, ADA Restroom, and Mothers’ Room. The restrooms were aesthetically upgraded, including new plumbing fixtures, partitions, lighting and additional storage in the women’s restrooms. Each breakroom also received a complete finish makeover, outfitted with coffee bars, microwaves, subzero refrigeration, healthy vending machines, and ample counter space for banquet or potluck gatherings. The larger breakrooms accommodated a combination of high/low seating to support a variety of meeting spaces.

KSA worked with Dominion Energy to implement recently developed workstation standards into the existing Clearinghouse Building. This was the first development and installation of the new typicals into a Dominion facility. KSA worked closely with the Facilities and Workplace teams to analyze existing conditions and adjust layouts to optimize seat count and space efficiency. Ancillary collaboration spaces were developed in keeping with Dominion’s newly implemented workplace strategy. The challenge was to meet the need for additional and varied work areas without any architectural changes, utilizing only new furniture and finish solutions. Using activity-based planning, the spaces were zoned by activity and noise level, creating a furniture landscape ranging from heads-down individual work to small group media collaboration. Client concerns over noise were addressed using sound absorbing materials and various levels of visual privacy. The accent color of each zone reflects the level of activity and noise, subtly prompting behavior.


  • Space Planning
  • Experiential Mapping
  • Furniture Selection & Specification
  • Finish Selection & Specification
  • Project Management
  • Installation Management

Project Team

Partnered with Cornerstone Architecture & Interior Design

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