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The new IBM offices at Dulles Station West in Herndon, VA, truly reflect today’s mobile work force. The design team implemented IBM’s new e-workplace guidelines, an initiative intended to create a workplace environment more closely aligned with the mobile patterns of IBM employees.

Petersen’s PAC-1000F Flush Series column covers contributed to the design success of the Mobility Area where IBM employees can access power and data receptacles set in the columns at floating elliptical work tables. The majority of workspaces in the office are unassigned and intended to be used on a temporary basis. The Mobility Area is designed specifically for a transient workforce looking for quick in-and-out work space.

The 18” Clear Anodized .125” aluminum column covers were installed by Irvin Services, Inc., Hummelstown, PA. The firm specializes in general construction “with special needs,” according to founder and president Ty Irvin. “It was somewhat unusual to use anodized aluminum for an interior application but that’s what was specified. Our distributor partner recommended Petersen and the quality and consistency of the product was great,” Irvin said.

The Petersen distributor was Weaver’s Glass & Building Specialties, Inc., Harrisburg, PA.

Architectural design for the project was provided by VOA Associates, Inc., Washington, D.C. IBM occupies 122,000 sq. ft. on five floors of the 180,000 sq. ft. Dulles Station West Building 1 which is part of the massive Dulles Station campus.

About Petersen

Petersen Aluminum logoPetersen, a Carlisle company, manufactures PAC-CLAD architectural metal cladding products in multiple gauges of steel and aluminum. PAC-CLAD products include standing seam roof panels, hidden- and exposed-fastener wall panels, flush- and reveal-joint panels, vented or solid soffit panels, perforated metal, coil and flat sheet, composite panels, column covers, plus fascia and coping. All are available in Kynar 70% PVDF finish in 45 standard colors that include a 30-year finish warranty. Most colors meet LEED and Energy Star requirements, and are rated by the Cool Roof Rating Council. Custom colors and weathertightness warranties are offered. Founded in 1965, Petersen’s facilities are located in Illinois, Georgia, Texas, Maryland, Arizona and Minnesota.

For information on the complete line of Petersen metal products, call 800-PAC-CLAD, visit or write to

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