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V.I.A. is Vertical Intelligent Architecture that not only defines space, but redefines the role vertical real estate plays in today's workplace.


Elegantly Host Technology
Acoustic Intelligence
Express Brand + Culture
Future Flexibility
Design Freedom

Elegantly Host Technology

Elegantly Host Technology

Augment Collaboration

Intelligent rooms keep distributed teams aligned and connected, leveraging both analog and digital information to foster collaboration. V.I.A. elegantly hosts technology to create portals between physical and virtual worlds. V.I.A. can provide true acoustical privacy for collaborative teams, as well as for workers in adjacent work spaces.

Acoustic Intelligence

Acoustic Intelligence

Augment Privacy

Whether focused heads-down work or collaborating with a team, true acoustic privacy is achieved by having standard seals on all frames, and skins and seals at other potential sound paths such as the doors, outlets and hang on storage.

V.I.A.’s engineering excellence results in being able to achieve an STC rating of 52 – the highest on the market. It enables dynamic, collaborative team spaces adjacent to focused workspaces without creating noise disturbances.

Express Brand + Culture

Express Brand + Culture

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Augment Brand

V.I.A. easily becomes a canvas to express brand and culture, while providing informal space to people to connect as they arrive to a meeting or after the meeting adjourns.

With V.I.A., the exterior of the wall can work as hard as the interior, allowing you to maximize the value of your vertical real estate, creating places for employees to meet, socialize, inform and be informed.

Future Flexibility

Future Flexibility

Future Focused

V.I.A. not only allows you to realize your design vision today, but its embedded intelligence provides a platform for the future.

  • With V.I.A., it’s easy to make small or large changes, blending a sense of permanence with flexibility for evolving business needs and future technologies.
  • It provides surface flexibility, allowing you to change the experience of a space by changing out skins and materials without tearing down the wall.
  • This surface flexibility also enables V.I.A. to accommodate advancing technologies as they continue to evolve.

Design Freedom

Design Freedom

Design Freedom.

V.I.A. provides consistent and predictable visual detailing for a superior fit and finish. Whether you’re creating spaces built on standard modules to maximize reconfiguration, or spaces that are unique, expressive and off a grid, you can easily realize your vision. V.I.A. is designed parametrically, in increments of 1⁄32″, eliminating dimensional specials.


V.I.A. is developed using the EnvisionIt methodology, which accelerates and links the design-build process.

With EnvisionIt, you can:

  • specify V.I.A. without the complexity of dimensional specials,
  • understand the visual and cost impact of design changes, and
  • optimize inventory management and product reuse.


The Challenge Of Today's Workplace
360 Research

The Challenge Of Today's Workplace

The Challenge Of Today's Workplace

The Challenge Of Today’s Workplace

As the workplace changes and evolves new tensions develop about how and where we work.

Mobile Teams, Fixed Spaces

The more mobile our devices allow us to be, the more we need fixed places to come together to connect and collaborate.

Effective Communication

The smaller our technologies, the more we need scale to share and communicate effectively with others.

Alone Time

The more collaborative we become, the more we need time alone.

Data Interpretation

The more data we generate, the more we need places to help us make sense of it.

360 Research

360 Research

360 Magazine

The Privacy Crisis

Although workplaces today make it seemingly easy for people to collaborate, most leaders remain dissatisfied with the pace and frequency of breakthroughs.

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Susan Cain

The Quiet Ones

Because of this perception, many introverts go through their day trying to overcome their natural tendencies and to exhibit more extroverted types of behaviors that seem to be critical to success.

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Conference Enclave

The Privacy Solution

Although privacy is a universal need in workplaces, personal preferences, spatial contexts and cultural norms are key factors for successfully designing environments for privacy, say Steelcase Advanced Applications designers.

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360 Magazine

Reinventing What Privacy Means

Steelcase researchers framed the basic psychological context for individual privacy into two spheres: information control —what others can know about us —and stimulation control—managing distractions.

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Planning Ideas



The resource center provides easy access to storage lockers, mobile carts and worktools such as media:scape mobile, mobile whiteboards and

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A reservable workspace for a small project team includes individual spaces at the bench and a side-by-side lounge area that

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A pair of enclosed spaces where users can step out of a meeting to have a quick phone conversation, choosing

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A reservable, semi-enclosed space for relatively short term group sessions keeps users visible to others in the neighborhood. Whiteboards and

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Individual workspaces just outside team spaces give users a range of options. This workspace offers videoconferencing for one.

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Individual workspaces just outside team spaces give users a range of options. This is a space for individual focused work

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A fully enclosed quiet space for two people that supports focused, concentrated collaboration. Horizontal and vertical surfaces provide analog content

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Groups can quickly immerse themselves in information in this space, hold an energetic brainstorming session, and easily rearrange the displays

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These private, fully enclosed small enclaves are oases of solitude in a busy work environment. Lounge seating, semi-transparent glass and

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A project team’s dedicated space for a designated period of time includes integrated videoconferencing, access to power and data, lockable

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This shared, dynamic space for a resident team provides easy idea sharing, convenient feedback and frequent interaction that builds a

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A series of back porch settings used as individual retreats. Here users can make a private phone call, read in

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Life Cycle
LEED Contribution



Designing for Sustainability

We believe the only way to provide the best office furniture solutions is to ensure they’re the best products for the environment. That’s why every step of the way – through design, manufacturing, delivery and product lifecycle – we consider the impact of our work on people and on the environment and uncover opportunities to make things better.

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Life Cycle

Life Cycle


Up to 50% recyclable
Made with up to 51% recycled content

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LEED Contribution

LEED Contribution

Steelcase supports the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED certification system with products that can contribute to LEED Building Design + Construction (BD&C), LEED Interior Design + Construction (ID&C), or LEED Operations + Maintenance (O&M) certification criteria.

Since the USGBC and its certification partner, GBCI, evaluate each project individually, the role our products play in achieving LEED certification is unique to each project.

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V.I.A. LEED Contributions

  • Recycled content
  • Regional materials
  • Certified Wood
  • Low -Emitting materials
  • Daylight and views
  • Sustainable purchasing
  • Furniture and medical furnishings
  • Resource use



Certifications can help you choose products that are environmentally sustainable and just right for your project. V.I.A. has achieved the following certifications:

ANSI/BIFMA level Certified

Level 3

SCS Indoor Air Advantage Certified


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Standard + Optional Features
Acoustical Details
Design Details
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Standard + Optional Features

Standard + Optional Features

V.I.A. Components

Structural Framing

From 6’8″-12′.

Glass Frames

  • Options include ¼” and 3⁄8″ tempered or laminated glass, single- or double-glazed applications.
  • Maximum size when applied in horizontal orientation is 5’h x 10’w.
  • Maximum size when applied in vertical orientation is 10’h x 5’w and 12’h when 4’w.

Solid Skins

  • Options include painted steel, fabric wrapped steel, veneer, ceramic steel whiteboard.
  • Maximum size when applied in horizontal orientation is 4’h x 10’w.
  • Maximum size when applied in vertical orientation is 10’h x 5’w and 12’h when 4’w.

Swing Doors

  • Full height and transom height reversible butt-hinge door, polished edge glass or veneer door leaf flush mounted to corridor.
  • Available widths: 28″-44½”. Available heights: 83″-123″.

Slider Doors

  • Full height and transom height surface mounted slider doors – polished edge glass.
  • Available widths: 38″-48″.
  • Available heights: 82″-113″ (Full height).
  • Other heights and widths available with additional considerations.

Monitor Shrouds

  • Embedded monitor shrouds accommodate standard monitors and provide proper ventilation and access.
  • Optional camera shelf supports HDVC.

LED Lighting

  • Embedded LED lighting fixtures.
  • Height: 7″.
  • Available widths: up to 10′.

ēno Interactive Whiteboard Skins

  • Integrated ēno whiteboard.
  • Available sizes: 4’h x 6’w, 4’h x 8’w.

Slatwall Skins

  • Integrated slatwall skins for mounting worktools.
  • Heights: 6″, 12″, 18″, 24″, 48″. Widths: 24″-60″.


  • Modular and hardwire power options available.

Acoustical Details

Acoustical Details

Monitor Shroud

Features an acoustical enclosure to maintain a high level of acoustic performance.

Acoustical Seals

At all points within V.I.A., and between V.I.A. and the building architecture, acoustical seals provide superior privacy.


Separate from the structure, enabling segmentation to differ from one side to the other.

Modular Power Block

Includes an acoustical enclosure to maintain the highest levels of acoustic performance with power and data.

Design Details

Design Details

Glass Framing

Glass frames feature a mitered corner detail and can easily be switched from single glazing to double glazing for improved acoustic privacy.

Steel Skin

Painted steel skin provides the highest level of acoustic performance and durability, providing a magnetic, painted surface and crisp edge detail.

Mitered Edge

The mitered edge offers a highly desired and consistent detail, difficult to achieve through traditional construction.

White Board

Ceramic steel whiteboard skins turn any wall into a magnetic whiteboard surface for display of analog information.

Monitor Shroud

Embedded monitor shrouds accommodate standard LED monitors and provide proper ventilation and access for IT. Optional camera shelf supports HDVC.

Slider Door

The surface mounted slider door with static seals and an operable base seal provides improved acoustics for door openings.

Swing Door

Reversible butt-hinge door features a door leaf mounted flush to the corridor to provide
consistent planar alignment with solid skins and flush glazed glass.

LED Lighting

LED lighting gives occupants control over ambient light levels and delivers better illumination for HD Videoconferencing.

Modular Power

Modular power and data with a thin trim bezel offers a clean visual alternative to standard data and power faceplates.

Global Availability

Global Availability

This product is available in the following regions:

  • North America
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Product Innovation Awards

Granter: Architectural Products magazine

Best of NeoCon

Gold Award
Category: Architectural Products

Product Innovations Awards

Merit (2nd)
Category: Walls and Partitions

Best of Year

Granter: Interior Design Magazine

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