this advertising agency is located in an adaptive reuse warehouse in northeast philadelphia. its primary purposes were to be both sustainable and sympathetic to the needs of modern office workers, while also being exciting and creative. the space i designed is not full service, but rather an office that only represents organic products, and thus my concept was born: filtration. all organic products are filtered somehow - grain is filtered at a granary to produce the best product, leaving the waste behind. my advertising agency will do the same, producing the best work. the space embodies filtration through the perforated metal structure that creates a linear datum down the middle of the space, as it casts patterned shadows from the sunlight and it also has cutout entryways that lead to perpendicular corridors. the space features an opposing datum for "landings," or areas for workers to meet and relax after long presentations or workshops. its datum feature is a trellis, full of greenery, that skirts just under the perforated metal feature. the space is sustainable in that all materials are sustainable (except for a few leathers, used sparingly), the western wall is left completely open for the best wind and sun to enter the space, the window seats allow wind to be brought in low, there are photovoltaic panels on the roof and a large water cistern, and the thriving plant life improves indoor air quality. the color and material concept was derived from the 1960s, a time of growth and exploration and new frontiers.