Gensler

1225 17th Street Suite 150

Gensler

Gensler’s Denver Office, designed by Gensler themselves, sought to build a work environment supportive of a creative and collaborative process. It covers two floors and features a variety of environments designed to promote connectivity, choice of work environment and well-being. Gensler is widely recognized as the world’s largest design firm. They have offices in 48 locations in multiple countries, spanning multiple continents.

Gensler’s own workplace research informed all details of this new office’s design. Attention to ergonomics, acoustics, air quality, craftsmanship and the incorporation of nature promote the well-being and performance of all staff. A ground level site with retail space was chosen to enhance connection to the Denver community. The street level entry from Lawrence Street leads to the lobby, featuring a large stadium staircase designed as flex space for casual meetings or to host public and private events.

The mid-level mezzanine, “The Design Lounge,” connects the lobby to the workplace and serves as a highly public collaboration zone. It features choices for working from lounge seating to standing height tables, pinup walls and state-of-the-art technology. Work stations and meeting areas are highly flexible also, allowing for user adjustments in a range of different space types. This flexibility is further supported with highly integrated wireless capabilities, allowing users to cross between technology without worrying about the logistics of compatibility or access limitations.

Well-being is promoted through ergonomics, acoustics, air quality and interaction with nature. Some of the key features include LED lighting with motion sensors, low emitting materials, energy and water saving equipment and interior plantscaping. As part of the firm’s commitment to sustainability, Gensler’s Denver office is LEED V4 certified.

References
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