Perkins Eastman’s new LEED Gold-certified Pittsburgh studio rethinks the traditional ‘workpoint’ in favor of flexibility and freedom of choice. Located on the 25th floor of 525 William Penn Place, a Harrison & Abramovitz-designed mid-century tower in downtown Pittsburgh, the design leverages the space’s greatest asset—daylight and views. It anchors the layout to the perimeter windows to foster openness and transparency. This efficient space also realizes a 34-percent reduction in embodied carbon when compared to workspaces of similar size and focus. We’ve achieved this reduction through minimal interventions, constructing walls only where necessary, subtracting extraneous elements such as bulkheads and drywall, and sourcing from local vendors and manufacturers to eliminate emissions caused by lengthy transportation. The materials we chose, furthermore, were vetted for the health of their contents and the transparency of their manufacturing process.