Hilti’s North American headquarters sets a bold new workplace standard for this tool manufacturer and technology company. Gensler was charged with designing a space that viscerally integrated Hilti’s products, drew top talent, and inspired employees. Rooted in activity-based design, the space offers a wide range of workspaces to accommodate a variety of work styles. Circulation and collaboration zones are defined by Hilti’s signature red, many incorporating the company’s products in unique ways—for example, a wall comprising 444 saw blades configured to subtly reveal the company logo. A signature staircase connects the popular barista bar and café with the “Innovation Gallery” where the company’s products and innovation are showcased.