Gensler Seattle
Seattle, Washington
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Gensler is a global architecture, design, and planning firm with 53 locations across Asia, Europe, Australia, the Middle East, and the Americas. Founded in 1965, the firm serves more than 3,500 clients across 33 practice areas spanning the work, lifestyle, community, and health sectors. Gensler designers strive to make the places people live, work, and play more inspiring, more resilient, and more impactful.

Located at 1200 6th Avenue within the calming tree canopy of Freeway Park, the Gensler Seattle Office is celebrating the redesign of its 15,000 SQ FT office space. The new office concept centers around the idea of a Workshop – a non-precious, scrappy space to experiment, tinker, share ideas, and evolve. It’s a center of activity to collaborate and shape the culture while fulfilling the critical human need of socializing and developing meaningful relationships.

A color palette of cool and earthy hues reflects a true Pacific Northwest vibe, while the Gensler brand is visible throughout – embedded in the experience across an inclusive, playful, and sustainable environmental graphics and signage program. The bright and airy space is complemented by meeting, lounge, and personal-sized areas offering lower lighting levels to provide choice for a variety of preferences, key for the neurodiversity of the staff.





This renovation presented the opportunity to experiment with workplace design for a variety of workstyles. Social areas double as work points and conference rooms flex in functionality, enabling the teams to transform their surroundings at will, resulting in the most creative atmosphere possible for the task at hand. Thoughtfully designed areas emphasizing collaboration are evident in multiple Lounges, a Model Shop, and Podcast Booth, while well-being and private spaces include a Wellness Room, Mothers Room, and individual phone booths.

Additional features include individually assigned Spacestor HotLockers providing space where staff can store the items that they need to be effective at the office and ease the commute burden. Designed with resilience top of mind, the Gensler Seattle office is the first Gensler office to achieve the highest three-star Fitwel certification.

Images by Heywood Chan, YE-H PHOTOGRAPHY