Animators New Headquarters Double in Size
February 27, 2002
by Barbra Murray
ALEXANDRIA, VA-Animators at Law Inc. and its sister brand Animators.com double the size of their headquarters with a move to 814 King St. in Old Town Alexandria. The litigation firm and the marketing firm, which brings together psychologists and artists, will occupy nearly 4,800-sf of the 18,000-sf structure, taking up the entire second floor of the four-story building. The lease is for two years at $22 per-sf. Animators outgrew its former headquarters at 1423 Powhatan Street in Alexandria.
The company had been looking for just the right space for about a year. "We are a very unique company, and our corporate culture is important to us," company chief of internal affairs Tami Artice tells GlobeSt.com. "We saw a lot of beautiful spaces but they didn't reflect that culture. We wanted something unique and fun, and it had to be wired well because we are a high-tech company." Indeed, the classic building has been wired to accommodate high-speed technology. The other tenants occupy their own floors, including Lardner-Klein Landscape Architects, which is housed on the building's fourth floor.