Microsoft Cybercrime Center
Situated in Redmond, Washington, The Microsoft Cybercrime Center is a state-of-the-art facility combining the company's legal and technical expertise to fight digital crime. The center is organized around a central or great room with views of extensive landscaped gardens. The great room is encircled by a set of work rooms and conference spaces, boxes within boxes, all designed with changing abilities for transparency. Visitors can view digital forensics, digital crime-fighting tools, and ongoing cases without disturbing the work in progress. The Cybercrime Center is a functional showcase for Microsoft's innovative work to fight cybercrime and collaborative meeting space for experts in the field. Alan Maskin, the Design Principal, said:
"Located on the ground floor, the existing office was limited in its connection to outside space and natural light. To improve space, the dropped ceilings along the exterior window wall were raised to allow maximum natural daylight to enter into the space and blur the line between the exterior and interior."