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SWA Design

SWA Group, a world leader in landscape architecture, planning, and urban design, relocated its San Francisco office to a new space that would better serve its business and accommodate the firms’ growth. 

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Jet.com

In 2015 e-commerce startup Jet.com moved from an incubator with rented furniture to a brand new Hoboken headquarters overlooking the Hudson River and Manhattan.

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frog design

In 2016, multi-disciplinary design house frog design relocated to the tech triangle of Brooklyn. Their new space, with double high windows and an abundance of natural light, sought to enhance the company’s culture of innovation and creativity.

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Viacom

 

In 2016, media giant Viacom expanded their Times Square global headquarters. Part of this restack / renovation across multiple floors was a new home for their Creative Marketing Strategy team and their Corporate Data team.

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Gravillis

In 2013, Los Angeles-based visual communications company Gravillis had outgrown its small backyard studio, turning its sights on a new downtown office space. Eager to spread out, the 13-person team sought to maintain its original close-knit atmosphere in a larger, more open environment.

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Havas Worldwide

When one of the world’s largest global advertising firms sought a single furniture solution that could effectively service its network of different divisions and subsidiary companies, Havas Worldwide and it’s team from TPG Architecture sourced mockups from six leading benching manufacturers.

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PANDORA MEDIA

Pandora Internet Radio acquired a new, two-floor office space in Midtown Manhattan to serve as its NY Headquarters. Both the company’s culture and the “abstract, spatial experience” Pandora offers online were inspirations for the workplace design.

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GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY COMPANY

In 2012, the world’s largest and fastest growing internet services company set out to source a furniture product to support its distinct video conferencing needs. Frustrated with the lack of suitable options on the market, the company embarked on a close collaboration with Innovant to develop and tailor a unique product.

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CITIGROUP

In 2015 Citigroup launched a total interior restack for their NYC headquarters. Included in the restack was a refresh of Citigroup’s global trading desk furniture and technology standards, with over 3000 new trading desks.

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MAJOR PHARMA COMPANY

With the joint venture of two pharmaceutical firms came the challenge of merging two distinct cultures, brands and office environments – one European, one American. Thus, the focus for the companies’ new office design was to create a fresh, contemporary and singular workplace signature.

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NISA INVESTMENT ADVISORS

NISA Investment Advisors, LLC, manages assets for some of the largest institutional investors in the world. After almost twenty years at its original location, NISA relocated its headquarters in order to double the company’s office space. 

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PRIVATE INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT FIRM

In 2014, a private investment management firm sought out a new workstation standard for its New York City headquarters. Despite recent workplace trends shifting towards primarily open plan offices, the client wanted a significant portion of its staff to retain private offices. 

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U.S INVESTMENT BANK

When this leading U.S. investment bank decided to construct a new headquarters building in downtown New York City, it applied a “fresh start” philosophy to the entire project. This translated into rethinking not just where its employees would work, but also how they worked. How could the office environment itself foster more effective collaboration and productivity amongst staff?

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FINANCIAL SERVICES FIRM

This global financial services firm set itself the goal of reducing and consolidating its real estate holdings in the United States. Looking for efficiencies wherever possible, a master plan was developed to optimize the remaining office locations by renovating them from a traditional private office and 6’x8’ format to predominantly open plan benching.

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GLOBAL FINANCIAL SERVICES COMPANY

In 2013, this global financial services company embarked on a total restack of its US headquarters. Opting to shift to an open plan environment for the first time, the company pursued a new standards program for office furniture.

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FINANCIAL SERVICES HEADQUARTERS

In 2012, one of the world’s largest investment management firms set out to construct their first exclusive headquarters building. This move would consolidate their 2300+ employees out of numerous properties into a single location for the first time.

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NATIONAL BANK FINANCIAL GROUP

When the Financial Markets division of Canada’s National Bank Financial Group secured 35,000 square feet of naturally lit, unobstructed space in the former Toronto Stock Exchange, it fulfilled its goal of housing all 155 of its employees in a single trading floor. 

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SOCIETE GENERALE

With Societe Generale’s US Headquarters lease set to expire in September 2013, the Director of Facilities Management organized an executive committee to study the efficiencies of moving as opposed to renovating.

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FINANCIAL SERVICES COMPANY

One of the world’s largest financial services companies began searching for a way to deliver a progressive workplace solution to its NYC headquarters. The client’s vision was to create an environment that did not resemble a traditional trading environment.

OSGOODE HALL LAW SCHOOL LIBRARY

When Osgoode Hall Law School at York University in Toronto outgrew its home of forty years, a 1969 modernist building, it commissioned a major renovation to reorganize and expand its main complex. 

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FORDHAM UNIVERSITY

Fordham University’s undergraduate school of business has attracted top students and expert teaching talent to its programs since its founding in 1920.

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GLOBAL MEDIA & ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY

In 2015, one of the world’s largest media companies partnered with Gensler to review workstation products
for their new Hudson Yards NYC headquarters. After a preliminary review of standard benching mockups from the most renowned office furniture manufacturers the client team determined that they needed multiple product solutions.