A building with a reflection of the sky in the water. A building with lights on at night. A building with a walkway and bushes. A large wooden building. A large red building. A building with a grass field in front of it. A building with lights on. A building with a large glass front. A person walking in a large room. A man sitting at a desk. People in a library. A person walking in a room. A person standing in a room. A room with chairs and tables. A group of people sitting at tables. A room with a couch and chairs. A kitchen with a refrigerator and a table. A building with glass windows. A building with chairs outside. A person walking on a sidewalk.
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Kohler Creative Communications Center

Kohler, Wisconsin

After years of working in silos, Kohler sought to bring its brand studio and account teams under one roof in an effort to increase collaboration and direct the company’s advertising and merchandising efforts worldwide. Gensler’s solution provides a strong, visible and enduring presence for the brand and resonates with the company’s passion for design and the natural world. The new 100,000-square-foot, LEED® Gold certified headquarters features a board-formed concrete base with large expanses of glass that simultaneously reveal the company’s creative culture and connect the campus landscape to the interior. “The Beacon,” a perforated, weathered steel volume that protrudes upward through the building’s base, glows gently and fulfills its namesake for the entire campus.