Gensler Morristown

Project Location

Morristown, NJ





Case Study: Gensler Morristown

American business culture, which once promoted and rewarded the “star soloist,” has come to recognize the benefits of transparency, collaboration and increased communication. This shift is reflected physically in contemporary office design, which increasingly features not only open offices, but the availability of collaborative spaces of varying sizes, designed to encourage both scheduled and spontaneous gatherings of anywhere from two people on up to all-hands-on meetings of the entire office staff.  These occasional-use spaces can be most space-efficiently and cost-effectively created using operable walls that allow smaller rooms to be opened and joined together into larger ones.

Gensler, one of the largest and most renowned architecture firms in the world, believes in trying out office design concepts close to home. “We see our space as a laboratory for testing ideas,” explains Reid Brockmeier, co-managing director of Gensler’s Morristown office. “We redesigned our office as a platform to elevate our human capital.”

This state-of-the-art facility, occupying the entire 4th floor of a 5-story building less than 30 miles from midtown Manhattan, provides flexibility and choice in how and where people work. The mostly open layout features plug-and-play focus rooms and various open and glass-enclosed spaces, which, according to Gensler, are designed to heighten innovation.

“High performing workplaces,” says Brenda Nyce-Taylor, co-managing director of Gensler Morristown, “are directly tied to innovation.”  

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