Gensler Office Case Study and Site Tour
Thursday, March 1, 2012
5:30 – 7:00 pm
500 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90071
Join us on a case study and site tour of the new Gensler Offices in Downtown Los Angeles. John Adams will share the vision, development, and lessons learned in transforming the “jewel box” into a creative workspace.
Gensler recently set out to create a new home for their architecture office that would embody the values of the firm as well as support and enhance the way their employees work. After a thorough search for the new office location, Gensler made the decision to move from Santa Monica to downtown Los Angeles. An old bank building at City National Plaza that had been vacant for 9 years was chosen as the site of the new office. The philosophy was to create a highly open, flexible and transparent workspace focused around a 3 story daylight filled atrium with a connecting feature stair. This becomes an interaction and collaboration zone that is inviting to clients and allows them to experience and be a part of the way Gensler works.