• Deanna Schmidt

Meet our Tenant: KPFF

KPFF is a structural and civil engineering firm located in Space+ at 2000 M Street. We sat down with them for a quick interview to learn more about their company and how they found a home in Space+.

First, tell us a little bit about yourself. What does KPFF do?

KPFF provides structural and civil engineering services to architects, government agencies, developers, and contractors for projects with a wide range of functions. KPFF has offices in Washington DC, Louisville, Boise, Chicago, Des Moines, Eugene, Irvine, Lacey, Los Angeles, New York City, Portland, Sacramento, Salt Lake City, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, Long Beach, Tacoma, Spokane, and St. Louis.

KPFF has an experienced and skilled staff as well as the resources to take on projects of all sizes and deliver on the most constrained schedules. The firm is currently comprised of over 1,241 professionals, including 556 structural engineers and 276 civil engineers. All of our offices work together in collaborative ways to promote ingenuity and progress in our professional practice. Our firm has successfully leveraged our size and the innovative spirit of our people to create a critical mass of engineers required to accomplish projects of all sizes, budgets, and schedules.

What is your proudest accomplishment so far as a company?

For two decades, KPFF has worked on a wide variety of projects with a wide variety of partners in the DC metro area. We were both excited and proud to open our office doors in early 2020. Previously subleasing space from a teaming partner, we were excited to sign a lease on our own space at 2000 M Street.

What made you choose Space+? We chose Space+ to host our first footprint in the District because of its location, flexibility, and amenities. Our office space is flexible enough for each employee to have enough space, plus we have flexibility for team meetings both large and small. A bonus to being in Space+ is the sense of community with the other tenants (when we aren’t working remotely.)

Was there anything about Space+ that surprised you after you moved in? It was a pleasant surprise that people from all the different companies in the space created a friendly environment and made an extra effort to be considerate with the other firms.

What advice do you have for companies currently searching for office space? Especially post-pandemic, having a flexible space is important. Being able to give each employee their own space, while also having large overflow and meeting spaces is important.

Want to learn more about KPFF? Check them out at kpff.com

Employees working from Space+ at 2000 M Street: 6