Gensler unveils state-of-the-art New Jersey office
MORRISTOWN, NJ — On Monday, the global design firm Gensler unveiled its new state-of-the art office in Morristown. The redesign represents a strategy to invest in the individual, encourage collaboration, accelerate innovation and engage the outside community.
“By leveraging our years of experience in workplace design and findings from our own research, we redesigned our office as a platform to elevate our human capital,” said Reid Brockmeier, co-managing director of Gensler’s Morristown office. “We see our space as a laboratory for testing ideas.”
Home to almost 100 employees, Gensler’s new space provides flexibility and choice in how and where people work. Incorporating features like sit/stand desks, plug-and-play focus rooms and a variety of open and glass enclosed spaces, alongside a mostly open layout, the workplace is designed to heighten innovation. “It’s plain and simple,” states Brenda Nyce-Taylor, co-managing director of Gensler’s Morristown office. “High performing workplaces are directly tied to innovation.”
As visitors arrive, a custom hydraulic garage-style door provides a 20’-wide unobstructed entrance into the bustling office. While both functionally efficient and environmentally responsible, the design aesthetic and material details including black steel framing, reclaimed wood, concrete and brick tie back to the industrial revolution. Branded elements reinforce Gensler’s culture while paying homage to New Jersey’s inventive history.
“Even as we set out to change the world through design, we believe we can help contribute to a stronger community here in New Jersey,” said Nyce-Taylor.
“This redesign will allow us to work more closely with partners and industry organizations while inviting them behind the scences into our design process.”
The 11-year lease gives Gensler the 4th floor of 10 North Park Place, a 5-story building that sits opposite the Morristown Green between Washington St. and Speedwell St.The recommitment to the town’s thriving community keeps the firm in close proximity to a large percentage of its client base whose recent designs include Honeywell’s Headquarters, Novartis, Bristol Myers-Squibb and Bayer HealthCare’s East Coast US Headquarters.
“Gensler resigning their lease in Morristown is the latest example of global companies that are committed to our community,” said Mayor Timothy Dougherty. “As the largest architectural firm in New Jersey, Gensler works in virtually every industry, delivering projects at every scale.We are delighted to have this creative, world-class firm reaffirm its allegiance to our town— they are here because they love Morristown.”
“We understand the vital connection between real estate assets and business performance,” states Brockmeier. “By making strategic improvements to our workplace setting, we believe it will inspire even more impactful design solutions for our clients.”