The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has approved a "concept design" for its Washington headquarters. Walls and doors are being kept to a minimum.

Featuring an open-floor layout with internal stairways connecting floors, a lobby where visitors can "learn about being educated financial consumers," and few private offices, the design for the offices at 1700 G St. N.W. reflects "the principles of openness and collaboration," according to an email sent to CFPB staff on Friday.

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