Aventine is an iconic office landmark originally designed in the 1980s by renowned architect Michael Graves. Gensler teamed up with Aventine to update the building’s lobby into a vibrant new space for tenants and visitors. The goal of the project was to unify and activate two separate lobbies and a lonely rotunda. Inspired by Aventine’s goal of creating “vibrant activity all in one place,” the design team added a cafe with indoor/outdoor seating to activate the lobby. Sliding glass doors, exterior protective wood, and Corten landscape screen walls expand the seating zone into a secluded patio and augment the connection to the outdoors. The result is a lively ambiance and an improved entry experience for tenants and guests.