The Wayline Alley at 6721 Columbia Gateway Drive

A Space to Unwind at Work

Columbia, MD


Corporate Office Properties Trust (COPT)


BCT Design Group, Plano-Coudon


$2.4 Million


Post Construction Admin, Social Distance Design, Revitalization

Renderings of the Seating Area at the Wayline

Central to the original Columbia development by James Rouse, The Wayline is a three-building complex that represents a transformation and modernization of that iconic vision. Advertised as an ‘all-inclusive workday destination’ the 2021 renovation of Building 6721 includes an interior community kitchen, new social and workspaces, and exterior improvements.

Plan Rendering of the overall improvements to the Wayline

Design Details

Recognizing the importance of high-quality workspace, Floura Teeter helped COPT reimagine a number of existing exterior spaces. An existing corridor between the building and parking garage was turned into an active work and social space—The Alley—with new paving, planting, site furniture, and signature lighting elements. Podium seating, stairs, and shade trellis were added at the front to encourage circulation and easy access to food trucks. Cozy seating areas with inviting chairs and lighting bookend a lawn panel that can be activated with yoga or lawn games.

Rendered perspective of people enjoying an afternoon in the alley Comfy Seating area in the paver field Circle Hoop Lights at 6721 Columbia Gateway Drive

These improvements provide welcoming space for tenants to work, hold meetings, or relax — a flexible environment for The Wayline employees to activate throughout the year.

At 6721, Floura Teeter created an outdoor oasis that feels like an extension of the adjacent interior amenity. With the design and construction happening during the pandemic, they did a phenomenal job of pivoting mid-project to help emphasize the design aesthetic and brand that we created at Wayline.

Mark Wendell, AIA, Senior Manager, Design + Development, COPT

Project Team