American Cancer Society Volunteer Headquarters
Virginia Beach, Virginia

The 13,000-square-foot new local volunteer headquarters for the American Cancer Society is a brick, glass, and metal building that includes offices, training facilities, a commercial kitchen, reception area, and meeting spaces.

Its focal point is an open, contemporary atrium lobby wrapped in glass. The purpose of this modest space is to capture views of the densely wooded site and provide a calm, light-filled waiting area for volunteers, patients, and guests. The atrium connects a central, large open office space to waiting, conference rooms, a library, material storage, and the reception desk.