By Sydia Bell

Last month, Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PwC) opened its new office in Atlanta at 1075 Peachtree St. It’s just steps away from their old location, but Gary Price, PwC managing partner, said the move was, “short in terms of distance but a long way in terms of actual space.”

The Atlanta office is the latest facility that PwC, which is one of the world’s largest professional service and accountancy firms, has redesigned in efforts to decrease the company’s carbon footprint. More than 40 percent of their offices and data centers are becoming LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified.

With input of selected staff members PwC developed a space which keeps in the theme of the corporation at the same time making it reflective of the region. Gone are the cubical centered layouts, florescent lights and whitewashed walls. Lining hallways and walkways are photographs showcasing some of Atlanta’s historic buildings, scenic vistas and cityscapes. In addition PwC has made an effort in enhancing the overall workspace environment with state of the art seating as well as access to natural light.

Price said the office signifies much more than a relocation, but an investment and commitment to PwC’s employees and the city. The development of an interactive cafe where staff can mix and mingle while they advance their skills on the integrated Xbox gaming system is one of the upgrades well received.  If rising attendance rates are any indication of employee satisfaction, then PwC has surely received high marks.

For more about PwC, visit pwc.com.