Encompassing 2.1 million square feet, Metropolitan Park, the first phase of Amazon’s heralded HQ2, is located in Arlington, Virginia, just minutes from the heart of downtown D.C. Spanning two towers, each rising 22 stories, Amazon HQ2’s new East Coast home base is designed to house up to 12,500 employees. The new headquarters is not only a testament to the multinational tech powerhouse’s continued growth, but also to its commitment to the surrounding community and newly established connection with the nation’s capital.
As Amazon envisioned this new chapter, the company enlisted Gensler to design a total of 38 workplace floors across both towers. In collaborating on the design of Amazon’s Metropolitan Park, Gensler brought together its branding and workplace design experts to cultivate an environment that is uniquely Amazon. Through experiential graphics, vibrant amenity spaces, and versatile workspaces, Gensler’s hospitality-inspired design creates a new workplace experience that embraces the individuality of each Amazon employee and reflects the spirit of the DMV area it calls home.