If you’ve followed our tweets recently, you’ve probably noticed that I’ve developed quite the infatuation with Gensler’s beautiful Los Angeles office. To recap, Gensler converted the old City National Plaza banking pavilion into this beauty:
I couldn’t decide which I loved more, the openness, the natural lighting, or the use of colors. On the surface this simply appears to be a warm and welcoming office. But since this is Gensler, I should’ve expected much, much more. And so they delivered:
Their application of innovative workplace design and practices left me in awe for two reasons. First, I’ve seen countless companies struggle change their own internal, practices, habits, and cultures, even when they advise clients how to do it on a daily basis. It’s rare for a company to effectively drive change like this internally.
Second, what I take from this video is that Gensler innovates with design and designs for innovation. The same approach that Apple has taken to the peak of the tech market, Gensler seems to master for the architecture and interior design industry. So let’s take a cue from these two giants and commit to always driving innovation with design.