With the growth of our San Francisco office and a desire to practice what we preach, Gensler decided to transform the way we work and moved to 45 Fremont. While a typical financial district hi-rise, it did provide a flexibility in leasing structures, a strong connection to the community, and a column-free floor plate that allowed us to design a space around the employee experience. Creating a workshop that allowed everyone to contribute and collaborate, supported hands-on design, and leveraged one of our greatest assets—our diversity of culture, education, and experience — quickly made a difference. Our new office is more flexible, adaptive to our clients’ needs and our collaborative process, and fundamentally inspires our best ideas. The space works for us — not the other way around.