Confidential Equity Firm

Nestled atop a high-rise building, the new home for this confidential firm exudes a sense of calm among the hustle of the downtown urban core below. Taking inspiration from the international modernist style building, the design seamlessly integrates a fresh attitude with timeless design to create a modern classic. 

This merging of classic and forward-thinking design informed the overall approach to planning with private offices along three sides of the buildings’ perimeter. Yet, these glass volumes open and connect to the urban views from every vantage point and bathe the entire floor in natural light. Thus, the city’s a primary influence within the space itself. A series of outdoors rooms and terraces continue this relationship creating unique opportunities for work and entertaining.

With a client dedicated to supporting the art community, a number of artist collaborations crafted details from bespoke furnishings to custom lighting. The simple forms and layered textural materials create an understated beauty and calmness serving as a backdrop for the client’s extensive art collection and creating not just an office but a home.

Design Director - Karyn Gabriel for Gensler