How does the view make you feel when you look at it?
Most visitors to our office describe the view in one word: “Wow!” I’d say that sums it up very well. You have the peacefulness of the Potomac River, the green Virginia shoreline beyond, and the water taxi chugging steadily back and forth contrasted with the cars whizzing across the Wilson Bridge, the jets taking off and landing at National Airport, and the buzz of activity in the plaza below. It’s calming and energizing all at the same time.
Would you say that having a great view has improved your life at work?
The view definitely improves our work experience. Being able to look up from a challenging task to see the panoramic views of National Harbor allows you to re-connect with the rest of the world, if only for a few seconds. I think it really helps to refresh your mind and then re-focus on your work with a positive attitude.
What is the worst view you’ve had from a workspace before?
When I was in the military, I worked in a four-story building we called “the blockhouse” because it had no windows. The furniture was 1970s-era…drab, gray and boring. The walls were, of course, a faded off-white. We tried bringing in a small fish tank, but it didn’t help much.
If you could choose any view in the world, what would it be?
Paris, the Left Bank, either overlooking the Seine near the Louvre or with a view of the Luxembourg Gardens near the Sorbonne. My wife and I love both of those spots.
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Director, Partner Relations
Sayeh, The Office Stylist