Grant Thornton unites D.C. staff in first zero-waste office


Firm’s largest U.S. office houses more than 1,200 employees

ARLINGTON — Grant Thornton LLP has consolidated its workforce in the Washington, D.C., area in the firm’s MetroDC office – its first zero-waste office in the country.

The office, located at 1000 Wilson Blvd in Arlington, unites staff from other Washington-area locations and is the firm’s largest, by headcount, in the United States.

“It’s exciting to unify our staff in this state-of-the-art space, designed to fit the way we work with each other and endeavor to serve clients – with plenty of opportunity for collaboration and creativity,” said Greg Wallig, Grant Thornton principal and MetroDC-Arlington office leader. “Moreover, this new facility demonstrates Grant Thornton’s ongoing commitment to the UN’s IMPACT 2030 Sustainable Development goals.”

The completed office incorporates new design elements, space-enhancing construction and energy-efficient features. It is also the first Grant Thornton office to offer gender-neutral restrooms. The new space also includes wellness/contemplation rooms, treadmill and standing desks, and a variety of office, conference and teaming rooms to foster collaboration and innovation amongst the firm’s staff and guests.

Carlos Otal, national managing partner of Grant Thornton’s Public Sector practice, added, “Our office’s central location in Arlington county on the banks of the Potomac overlooking the capital is a natural fit for our Public Sector practice. We’re excited to settle into a modern, inclusive and thoughtfully designed space that celebrates the diversity of the more than 1,200 employees serving our equally diverse clients in the geography.”

With the relocation of staff from Alexandria, Va., to Arlington, Grant Thornton has officially closed its Alexandria office.

About Grant Thornton’s Public Sector practice

Grant Thornton’s Public Sector practice helps executives and managers at all levels of government maximize their performance and efficiency in the face of limited resources and increased demand for services. It gives clients creative, cost-effective solutions that enhance their acquisition, financial, human capital, information technology, data analytics, and performance management. Grant Thornton’s commitment to public sector success is burnished by a widely recognized body of thought leadership analyzing and recommending solutions to government’s greatest challenges. Based in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area and with a presence in more than 35 cities around the country, Grant Thornton’s Public Sector practice serves federal, state and local governments.



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