Cushman & Wakefield – San Francisco Headquarters

  • Client Cushman & Wakefield,
  • size 23,000 sqft
  • Year 2013
  • Location California, San Francisco, United States,
  • Industry Real Estate Services,
  • Gensler has recently completed the design of a new office space in San Francisco for global real estate firm Cushman & Wakefield.

    Cushman & Wakefield’s goal for their new headquarters in San Francisco was to reflect their new vision for the next 20 years – a more open and collaborative, client focused space internally and externally.  The client wanted to move away from their traditional and conservative office space – wood panels, stone flooring, private offices and panel based workstations.  The new workspace is an unexpectedly progressive professional services environment with open benching, all clear glass interior/perimeter offices with focus rooms and scrum/team spaces while reflecting the culture of San Francisco.

    From planning, conceptual design to materials/finishes and graphics, the design idea involved portraying the core/nature of what they do, “buildings and structure,” taking a holistic branding approach.  During the planning, all interior space was developed around the core/shell building modules, columns and structures.  Architectural design reflected structures and buildings in the city, materials were selected to represent and express pure building materials, concrete, raw wood, steel and glass. A “brise soleil” idea was used in the reception conference rooms as a way to provide privacy and sun shade.  Cushman and Wakefield also wanted to achieve high level of sustainability from design to construction.  The project achieved LEED Gold certification.

    Design: Gensler
    Photography: Jasper Sanidad