HGA and Gensler collaborated to complete the Cushman and Wakefield offices with thoughtful wall finishes and functional space for their location in Washington DC.

Incorporating Cushman & Wakefield’s award-winning workplace guidelines, the vision for the new, headquarters’ office was driven by experience, with a multitude of environments to enable work across physical and virtual realities while providing a place that employees want to come to work, collaborate, learn, and succeed.

Located at the intersection of 21st and L Streets NW, 2101 L Street is home to some of Washington, DC’s most prestigious companies. The firm signed a long-term lease renewal to remain at 2101 L Street for its next generation workplace and relocated to the fifth floor, occupying 38,000 square feet.

HGA utilized a highly interactive approach, partnering with Cushman & Wakefield, and keeping them at the center of the design process. The result was exceptional space that encourages social interaction, collaboration and relationship building, while offering workplace functionality and efficiency.

Data collected showed that employees desired more cross-pollination, both to improve company culture and create new business opportunities that leverage Cushman & Wakefield’s entire platform. HGA‘s workplace innovation and change management experts thoughtfully considered how proximity, pathways, acoustics, events and intersections can encourage an inclusive culture and facilitate new thinking.

The office features a hospitality-driven, client-facing reception area, called the Arena, and offers amenities including a lounge with a full pantry, a pool table, a bar with beer on tap for certain meetings, and a game room for employees.

Situated on each side of the Arena are spaces dedicated to collaborating and socializing. The workplace offers a diverse range of reservable spaces to meet the needs of privacy, collaboration and wellness, as well as targeted areas that can transform to support different office modes, from heads-down to happy hour. The Arena and other central hubs throughout the space will draw employees and visitors in to connect.

Design Architect: HGA
Programming: Gensler
Photography: Judy Davis








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