Bold Geometric Forms Take Center Stage in These 6 Forward-Thinking Offices

PROJECT NAME 6 Forward-Thinking Offices
FIRM HNTB Corporation; HOK; Gensler; A+I; Bora Architects; ZGF Architects; Spector Group

Forward-thinking offices take many remarkable forms.


1. Firm: HNTB Corporation
Project: 
National Nuclear Security Administration
Location: Kansas City, Missouri.
Standout: Models of atoms and molecules yielded the hexagonal motifs of pendant fixtures, custom ceiling panels, and wall treatments at this General Services Administration project.


2. Firm: HOK
Project: Hachette
Location: London
Standout: Lined up like book spines, slats of engineered walnut accent the six-story atrium hub of a building that consolidates this publisher’s seven brands.


3. Firm: Gensler
Project: Tenet Health
Location: Dallas
Standout: Serenity reigns on three levels of an I.M. Pei & Partners tower, thanks to abundant glass, wood-look porcelain floor tile, and a soothing color palette.


4. Firm: Architecture + Information
Project: Millennial Media
Location: Baltimore
Standout: A diagonal pathway brings ease of movement, connecting office areas to meeting rooms, but stairs are needed to reach the mezzanine where staffers do yoga.


5. Firm: Bora Architects
Project: Microsoft
Location: Redmond, Washington
Standout: Inside ZGF Architects's base building, technology meets nature, with screens in recycled oak recalling data bytes and a wall installation of wine bottles alluding to the region’s vineyards.


6. Firm: Spector Group
Project: Deutsch
Location: New York
Standout: Upholstery on an array of modernist seating provides a lively orange and fuchsia foil to surroundings otherwise dominated by concrete, epoxy, and painted steel.


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