OFFICE

Photography by Creatar Images. Relocating a 330,000-square-foot office is no small feat. That’s what M Moser was tasked with when ...
Photography by Scott Norsworthy. Live, work, play, explore—that’s how Dubbeldam Architecture + Design categorizes its diverse portfolio. For its headquarters, the ...
Photography by Zooey Braun. Dubbed the “City of Visions,” Object Carpet’s new campus embodies the concept of networking, a place ...
Replacing the solid pivot doors with glass ones highlights the panoramic views of the Chicago Loop and Lake Michigan from ...
Photography by Super Yingxiang. What better way to achieve classical beauty than by paying homage to one of the art ...
The ground floor of WOW Lieven is a vibrant open space, while the upper level features offices and service rooms ...

One Embarcadero Center by Gensler: 2020 Best of Year Winner for Domestic Commercial Lobby

Photography by Joe Fletcher.

The matter at hand: a 3,150-square-foot office lobby within a complex of brutalist towers was due for a facelift if it was to keep up with the rapidly evolving city of San Francisco. The existing structure,
designed in the late 1960s by neo-futurist
architect John Portman and completed in ’71, possessed a main entry practically obscured by a pair of retail escalators, which the Gensler team ultimately decided to remove. The lobby overhaul not only results in a more open and secure entry but also redirects attention toward a show­stopping feature wall of 250 reinforced-concrete “ribbons” that cascade from the ceiling to form intuitive seating nooks. Gensler developed the wall in collaboration with fabricator ConcreteWorks using both virtual and full-scale models, the finished installation one that celebrates, rather than obscures, Portman’s original vision.

Photography by Joe Fletcher.

Project Team: Doug Zucker; Batya Keshet; Craig Slavsky; John Bender; Luda Hoe; Caroline Duncan; Jin Peng; Alan Sinclair.

> See the full list of winners and honorees from Best of Year 2020

Photography by Shi Xiang Wan He. Coworking is a relatively new concept in China, but its popularity is on the ...
Different shapes and textures come together in the central bar and lounge area. Photography by Emre Dörter. On the European side ...
Photography by Eric Laignel. Having built a four-story headquarters wrapped entirely in glass, industrial paint manufacturer Wörwag wanted the 38,000-square-foot ...
Photography by Eric Laignel. Although the French wine and spirits conglomerate is global—its brands include Absolut vodka, Jameson whiskey, and Havana ...
Photography by Connie Zhou. The Lundquist Institute has been innovating in the field of medical science for more than six ...
Photography by Eric Laignel. Evolving over the last century-plus from a local Japanese cosmetics company to a global personal-care giant, ...
The reception area of ECCO's Xi'an, China, workspace features a leather brick wall installation. Photography by Tan Xiao/Studio Ten. When Danish ...
A minimalist, extended window ledge provides a resting spot for the team, looking out towards the ancient ruins; it also ...
Photography by BoysPlayNice/courtesy of OV-A. Novy? Bor, Czech Republic, the picturesque town in which Lasvit is headquartered, has been a ...
Seating options include booths, insular pods, loungers, and communal tables. Photography by Emily Hagopian. Shortly before the onset of the ...
Photography by Arch-Exist. RooMoo founder Ray Zhang thoughtfully updated two 1920s warehouses to create a 40-person office for outerwear brand Canada Goose. ...
Balancing graphic displays with space for office function, the team at Hickok Cole designed an office that's branded for the ...