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DC’s Wonder Bread Factory Takes Fun and Quirky Office Decor to a Whole New Level

DC’s Wonder Bread Factory Takes Fun and Quirky Office Decor to a Whole New Level
All photographs by Dan Chung.

A 1913 Wonder Bread factory in Shaw sat empty for two decades until 2012, when Douglas Development converted it into a home for companies such as iStrategyLabs, an eight-year-old, 80-employee advertising agency whose roster of Fortune 500 clients belies the start-up feel and quirky decor of its offices. The building’s mood and wide-open concrete floors accommodate video producer Eli Sinkus’s skateboard, a parked VW bus, and the “VIP lounge,” a mock airplane fuselage where senior creative strategist Audrey Matthias can teleconference across the globe.

WeWork's tech incubator in a renovated Wonder Bread factory. Photograph by Dan Chung.

WeWork's tech incubator in a renovated Wonder Bread factory. Photograph by Dan Chung.

WeWork's tech incubator in a renovated Wonder Bread factory. Photograph by Dan Chung.

WeWork's tech incubator in a renovated Wonder Bread factory. Photograph by Dan Chung.

This article appears in our March 2016 issue of Washingtonian.

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