February 2, 2017

Top 100 Giants 2017: What’s a Highlight of Your Workplace?

What’s a highlight of your workplace? We asked our Top 100 Giants to share what stands out in their own offices.

Firm: NBBJ. Site: Columbus, Ohio. Standout: The entrance to a glass-enclosed conference room is punctuated by a copper-wire canopy—actually a gestural rendering of the city’s grid. Photography by Sean Airhart/NBBJ.

Firm: HKS. Site: Dallas. Standout: The 1979 I.M. Pei & Partners tower rehabbed into a LEED Platinum building is oriented around a community-building central stair. Photography by Daryl Shields.

Firm: SAAIA. Site: Los Angeles. Standout: Offices are housed in a freestanding, shear wall-enclosed “kiosk” in what had been lobby space of the 1972 Paul Hastings Tower. Photography by James Wong.

Firm: Gensler. Site: Morristown, New Jersey. Standout: Glass walls and a hydraulic garage-style door establish an airy entrance that telegraphs the corporate values of transparency and flexibility. Photography by Garrett Rowland.

Firm: Rapt Studio. Site: San Francisco. Standout: Ann Weber’s playful cardboard-and-polyurethane sculptures in the lobby reflect the firm’s energy and use of quirky materiality. Photography by Eric Laignel.

Firm: Populous. Site: Kansas City, Missouri. Standout: Sporting zingy graphics throughout its 77,000 square feet is in step with the firm’s specialty, stadiums. Photography by Michael Robinson.

Firm: AP+I Design. Site: Mountain View, California. Standout: Concrete flooring and white oak repurposed from wine barrels mark the interior of the building, on track for zero net energy consumption. Photography by John Sutton. 

> See more from the January 2017 issue of Interior Design

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