2015 IIDA NORTHERN CALIFORNIA HONOR AWARDS
C&W’s plush and modern Northern California Headquarters were nominated again in a prominent design competition. Earlier this year, our offices already won the prestigious Interior Design Best of the Year Awards.
The IIDA Northern California Chapter Honor Awards aims to encourage new ideas and techniques in the design and furnishing of interior spaces. Honor Awards is open to design firms of all sizes, focus, and interest practicing in the IIDA Northern California region of Northern California, Northern Nevada and Hawaii.
THE RESULTS ARE IN: PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS
The votes have been cast, as the competition ended on March 15. The projects with the most votes received the People’s Choice award live at the 11th annual Honor Awards on March 18 at the Fox Theater in Oakland.
While 425 Market did not win in its category, Gensler, our chief architecture firm scored big with a number of winners.
38) Gensler – Cushman & Wakefield
Project Name: Cushman & Wakefield
Project Location: San Francisco
Square Footage: 26,800
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, all 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.
From planning and conceptual design to materials, finishes and graphics the design idea involved portraying the core and nature of what they do – buildings and structure – by taking a holistic branding approach. During the planning all interior space was developed around the core and shell building modules, columns and structures. The architectural design reflected structures and buildings in the city, and materials were selected to represent and express pure building materials – concrete, raw wood, steel and glass.
“Brise soleil” idea was used in the reception conference rooms as a way to provide privacy and sun shade. Cushman & Wakefield also wanted to achieve high level of sustainability from design to construction, which resulted in a LEED Gold certified project.
C&W Wins Interior Design Best of the Year Award