New York City is always in buzz and there’s some sort of massive project under construction or in the planning stages around the city of lights so let’s talk about World’s Top Architects Reshaping New York City- Gensler.
Gensler is a worldwide known design firm grounded in the belief that great design optimizes business performance and human potential. Its design team- over 4,000 practitioners networked across 46 offices use global perspective and local presence in all of their locations to innovate at every scale. Gensler´s philosophy – make the everyday places people occupy more impactful and inspiring to live and to work in.
We must highlight that Gensler New York’s recent projects that include Condé Nast’s Headquarters at One World Trade, One Soho Square, Etsy’s Headquarters in DUMBO Heights, and Microsoft’s newest location in Times Square.
Gensler’s New York office was established in 1979 and is long ranked one of the world’s leading architecture firms. Nowadays it comprises 500 professionals specializing in master planning, strategic consulting, entertainment, hospitality, retail, sports, transportation, and workplace design projects worldwide.
Gensler New York’s office, Playing off at 1700 Broadway, is a back-stage look at what makes a design firm tick. The office is full of dramatic touchpoints, like a five-story interconnected staircase that features a 20-foot tall LED light marquee, an abundance of amenities, conference rooms and informal meeting areas.
Want to know more details? The employee’s workrooms feature sit-stand desks and a bike room to encourage health and well-being. A model shop, design library, visualization theatre, work cafes and “collaboration avenues” are Gensler NYC office´s flexible spaces that celebrate and enable the collaborative working during the design process.
Etsy’s new 200,000-square-foot headquarters in Brooclyn, designed and built by Genler is another project definitely worth your attention. Its currently the largest Living Building Challenge (LBC) Petal-Certified building in New York City.
Its currently the largest Living Building Challenge (LBC) Petal-Certified building in New York City.
Gensler was responsible for Cadillac’s historic headquarters relocation. Its team transformed the iconic automaker headquarters in New York’s SoHo neighbourhood into a experiential brand center.
Constructed as a gallery space, incorporating a public café and lounge area the new Cadillac’s brand center serve as rotating space for events, concerts and collaborative partnerships where, furthermore, visitors can fully experience the Cadillac portfolio.
Gensler sees design team focus on results- its architects generate innovative solutions to their clients delivering projects directed to sustainable performance, environmental impact,
Gensler New York in 2014 was awarded an AIA New York State Firm of the Year by American Institute of Architects (AIA).
“The AIA New York Chapter was proud to nominate Gensler because of the high quality of its projects around the world, its accomplishments in setting new standards for corporate social responsibility and civic engagement (…)” cites Gensler speech of Rick Bell, AIA New York Executive Director.
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