In designing the new 360,000-square-foot headquarters for one of the world’s leading privately held oil exploration and production companies, Gensler initiated a pre-design process explored the latest in office planning and design. The result is a workplace that uses a neighborhood planning concept and “right to light” principles, shifting the ratio of open to closed workspaces to 60/40, with private offices set off the perimeter to maximize the infiltration of natural light. To create a sense of “company family,” an employee cafeteria occupies the prime viewing area at the building’s apex.
As architects, designers, planners and consultants, we partner with our clients on some 3,000 projects every year. These projects can be as small as a wine label or as large as a new urban district. With 2,000+ professionals networked across more than 30 locations, we serve our clients as trusted advisors, combining localized expertise with global perspective wherever new opportunities arise. Our work reflects an enduring commitment to sustainability and the belief that design is one of the most powerful strategic tools for securing lasting competitive advantage.
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