To help Jones Day establish an environment fostering interaction and accessibility between employees, Gensler conducted focus groups to understand the functional, aesthetic and cultural requirements of the firm's six-floor space. The resulting design enhances client service, employee engagement and attorney collegiality. To promote interaction, Gensler placed the lunchroom along the perimeter of the office and introduced a conference center joined by an interconnecting stair. The center's dramatic views serve to welcome clients, and a club-like lounge provides for entertaining, informal meetings, and educational and civic firm-sponsored events.
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