Design for Innovation



Motorists occupies a 22-story building on the eastern edge of downtown Columbus. As part of their Vision 2021 program, WSA Studio is leading a five-year facilities improvement project. The Intersection is a business innovation center that establishes a design standard for future projects and features seven distinct work settings. Densely populated work areas are complimented by adjacent collaborative space. Embedded technology is critical to the success of the space.


Through the occupancy of The Intersection, Motorists launched a new business line within their organization which is driving business towards commercial accounts. Recently, Motorists acquired a top-tier workers’ compensation insurance company in large part due to the innovative workplace model that has been introduced by The Intersection. Motorists uses the Center as a tool for recruitment and their hit rate on employment offers has improved. Additionally, the space is serving as a model for renovations throughout the home campus and at remote locations.


Year Completed: Ongoing
Location: Columbus, Ohio
Client: Motorists Insurance Group
Square Footage: 7,000 SF
Consultants: KLH Engineering
General Contractor: Shaffer