After completing a highly in-depth workplace strategy programme, HLW has designed a workplace for the Alzheimer’s Society in London that fully supports their working methods whilst also opening up new options for their future business. The HLW team worked closely with the company in order to ensure that the scheme was dementia-friendly and would actively […]
HLW worked in partnership with RKD with the landlord Hibernia REIT in an existing building in Dublin, to reposition the building and provide new amenities to create a contemporary piece of commercial real estate that is desirable for a variety of future tenants. A key design driver was to appeal to financial, technology, and fin-tech […]
Boston Consulting Group (“BCG”), a global management consulting firm, is the world’s leading advisor on business strategy. BCG enlisted HLW to design a new 31,000 sf office for the New Jersey group based in Summit. The project consists of 4 intimate and unique work floors that are connected by a custom designed sculptural stair incorporating […]
As the latest renovated building at the West Creek campus, Café 56 builds on Capital One’s continued focus to showcase workplace amenities on the campus. Café 56 is a bold statement emerging between two brick office buildings. The structure engages with light through the use of a double height front façade with a rising angled […]
American Eagle Outfitters (AEO) consolidated and restacked their New York headquarters into six floors at 401 Fifth Avenue. This strategic restack of their real estate will provide five contiguous floors that is the home of AEO’s New York Design Center. HLW’s design approach focused on achieving AEO’s cultural and functional goals, while maximizing seat count […]
As the largest nonprofit organization in America dedicated to stopping smoking, the Truth Initiative recently went through a re-branding effort and sought a new space that reflected the new culture of their organization. Seeking a youthful and vibrant feeling that was in keeping with the organization’s goal of stopping tobacco use in teenagers, the new […]
Our goals were to work with our client and project team to transform a dated and aging office environment into a top-tier space that tenants will be excited to come to work in. This was accomplished by providing modern but timeless design elements, an abundance of amenity spaces, vibrant pops of color and art through […]
The reception area of Bryan Cave was designed with a palette of greys to match the exposed concrete of the base building. Polished materials were chosen to reflect as much light as possible due to the fact that although there is floor-to-ceiling glazing, the building is in close proximity to its neighbours and this restricts […]
Piper Jaffray is a leading global investment bank and asset management firm, owned by UBS, serving clients in the U.S. and internationally. This project was for the relocation of Piper Jaffray from their previous office to a new location with the minimum disruption to their business. HLW was asked to design their new offices, to create an […]
With the expectation of doubling the size of their company within the next three years, Ferring Pharmaceuticals relocated to an existing three building complex, which was renovated to create laboratories, offices, a manufacturing facility, and a restaurant for staff. A connecting link with a glass and steel façade was created between the office and manufacturing […]
Vonage’s headquarters in central New Jersey is set on a generous lawn and is comprised of four white brick buildings. HLW renovated the interiors for this growing broadband phone company including a new entry canopy and reception area. The facility includes a 1,000 seat, 120,000 sf 24-hour call center, a cafeteria, fitness center, training center, […]
The new UPS “Campus of the Future” will contain 200,000 sf of Class A office area, including a diverse offering of conference and assembly spaces, on four floors. Central to this approach for a collaborative, high-tech work environment is the idea that the ground-up facility is an opportunity for implementing progressive workplace practices and technologies […]
Headquartered in New Jersey, The Medicines Co. is focused on advancing the treatment of critical care patients through the delivery of innovative, cost-effective medicines to a global hospital marketplace. HLW provided workplace strategy and design services related to the company’s relocation to a new office space in Parsippany. We identified the need for a primarily […]
HLW has been working with this Asset Management firm in planning a new building to accommodate approximately 500 people. The project includes the demolition of the existing structure, and the design and construction of a new two story building with underground parking and associated site work. A training center is located on the ground level with […]
HLW’s design for the new NRG facility in San Francisco is leading the way in energy and sustainability standards. The space will serve as the new headquarters for NRG’s Home Division, which focuses on innovations such as solar panels for residences, and charging ports for electric cars. NRG is a leader in clean energy solutions, and in line with NRG […]
The new Brown Brothers Harriman’s (BBH) office in Jersey City is on the leading edge of contemporary workplaces. Software engineers are among the 550 employees to use the open plan office, which is loaded with amenities, technology, and support spaces. We designed a range of meeting spaces, including flexible rooms for dining and large group […]
This R&D project consolidated Agensys four previous sites into one multi-building campus consisting of new and renovated buildings that house lab, office, and manufacturing functions and the re-purposed historic Butler building. The latter is an innovative way to create a thoroughfare and connection to the Bergamot Station Arts Center. A public sculpture garden lines the […]
Certified as a “Top Employer in Europe” for multiple consecutive years, this global company has succeeded by maintaining the highest standards of workplace excellence. HLW designed a new office perceived by our client as a catalyst for brand promotion and a way to increase their positive profile in London. We focused on employee wellbeing and […]
Ideally located in London’s prestigious Park Lane, the new BMW Motorrad showroom is a dynamic space, one that effortlessly merges product and experience, from the first moment that you enter. We integrated our client’s distinctive identity into the showroom to ensure that riders enjoy a true BMW experience, receive premium service, and have a place […]
Europe’s leading entertainment company, Sky serves 21M customers across five countries. The Osterley campus, where HLW designed a campus-wide refresh, contains the Sky head office and broadcasting facilities. Here, we introduced design standards for agile working. Accessible touchdown bases and large, bench style tables are key aspects of the effort to foster a sense of […]
Part design, part branding, the project involved the conversion of a loft space into a corporate office for the Tokyo-based international retailer. It was an opportunity to make this unique brand come to life in the workplace as it exists in the UNIQLO stores. A simple, yet universal, aesthetic complements a global company actively engaged […]
HLW engaged in an extensive discovery process with Under Armour to identify key design parameters for meeting the company’s functional, financial and aesthetic goals for its New York office and showroom. Company culture places significant emphasis on innovation. To build “the biggest, baddest brand on the planet, bar none,” requires a workplace that supports a […]
The new interior spaces at the Panasonic headquarters serve as a showcase, with demonstration rooms, an interactive Innovation Center, and innovative “green” Panasonic products integrated into the office, conferencing, teaming, and amenity spaces. Through everyday use, the space encourages people and businesses to be smarter about making greener choices.
BMW North America considers this project to be one effort, one complex initiative, one vision. Although multiple divisions (new car, MINI, CPO, Motorrad) benefit, the effort was driven by two chief objectives: to enhance and differentiate branding and to improve customer experience. The extensive rehabilitation, restructuring, and reconfiguration project involved the conception, design, and renovation […]
HLW’s design for the Shanghai Lingang International Convention Center Competition was inspired by nature. Our architects and interior designers took their visual cues from the local terrain, including the dynamic relationship between mountain formations and large bodies of water. In addition to the convention center, the complex features four and five star hotels, office, and […]
Our global relationship with Willis encompasses projects in London, Copenhagen, Birmingham, Dublin, Cork, New York. HLW has helped our client’s global real estate team balance local stakeholders’ expectations with those of the company’s governance and design standards. The Copenhagen headquarters boasts efficient new critical building systems, an abundance of natural daylighting, and a modernized workplace […]
The new headquarters facility allows for greater synergies and growth in each of the company’s divisions, with emphasis on significantly improving the available training facilities. We also provided opportunities for branding in the building’s lobby, where both the history of the organization and its progressive plans for the future are celebrated.
HLW initially engaged in a comprehensive Discovery process, working closely with Weight Watchers to identify key elements considered integral to the company’s culture. Through Active Design principles, the space provides employees with many flexible and constructive options for achieving a healthy lifestyle at work, including a walking track, bike racks, connecting stairs, and strategically positioned […]
HLW designed the triangular tower, a dynamic configuration that maximizes views to the east and to the west. The tower contains offices, but we located in the podium commercial uses with retail and parking below grade. The cladding emphasizes the verticality of the tower. In contrast, the podium, which is integrated into the street, is […]
HLW has partnered with this historic provider of UK mail collection and delivery service on a number of varied architectural projects, from interior refreshes to full core & shell building refurbishments. Project objectives have consistently focused on improving the business lines of communication, increasing collaboration among staff, and attracting and retaining top talent through a […]
The extensive transformation of an industrial building into a North American headquarters involved the insertion of a major sculptural element. The “wave” is a continuous form, 40’ wide by 420’ long, which emerges at the entry courtyard and terminates at the other end of the building. In addition to organizing activity zones, it embodies Southern […]
A multifaceted organization where “all your needs will be handled with care,” Post Office did much more than move their office. They ensured a cultural change in the workplace to introduce new ways of doing business. The premier Customer Support Center has flexible spaces for a diverse customer base and new tools: a model branch, […]
MicroPort has a large global footprint of R&D and manufacturing facilities, as well as a strong focus on technology innovation. Our design for the new Shanghai office supports a workforce capable of leading the future of minimally invasive healthcare. We designed spaces to meet varied needs, from collaboration (conference center, casual meeting spaces) to knowledge […]
The creative adaptive reuse of a Zurich bank building (c. 1930) permitted a flexible, open office planning solution, including desking arranged around a central zone off the main staircase and lobby. The space is fluid enough to accommodate quickly evolving density requirements. We created a highly effective drop-in center for local staff and visiting executives, […]
The historied bank was acquired by Swiss investment firm RHJ International, necessitating cultural and business changes to reflect a renewed focus on private banking. The project also presented an opportunity to streamline office functions. In response, HLW created flexible, collaborative spaces for the 250-year-old firm, essentially, transforming a historic building into a modern working environment.
A close partnership that continues to this day characterizes HLW’s decade long relationship with JPMC. We have had the privilege of working with this client in a variety of contexts, from strategic planning to design, and at a number of building sites, including 270 Park Avenue and One Chase Manhattan Plaza.
The new three-story headquarters represents a paradigm shift to a more open and collaborative workplace, a tribute to the JetBlue single-class cabin. The design process was transparent and inclusive. We involved airline staff, soliciting their perspectives on operations, culture, and the day-to-day work experience. The result is an environment consistent with brand values and supportive […]
Huntsman is a global manufacturer and marketer of differentiated chemicals. Originally known for pioneering innovations in packaging and, later, for rapid and integrated growth in petrochemicals, the Huntsman workplace culture emphasizes innovation, sustainability, and collaboration. HLW designed the company’s new campus in Asia, including offices, the exhibition space and café, and the welcoming landscaping.
Local assets set the tone for the design of the global footwear designer’s new headquarters, which includes a flagship store. Rather than use neutrals to knit the various branding themes, we incorporated local materials and Santa Barbara inspired organic elements as the unifier. We designed the office space with maximum flexibility with collaboration hubs strategically […]
The Dechert law practice is unconventional. HLW’s response was similarly innovative. We delivered on windowed private offices while also reducing real estate needs by 15% in one office. Multi-story zones positioned around the stair in other offices define common areas for programming, congregating, and displaying art. In addition to the NY headquarters, we designed offices […]
The merger of two property investment organizations ultimately necessitated a unique branded environment to support a new way of working. The activity based workplace strategy that we implemented, in conjunction with an extensive change management program, requires significantly less real estate and reduces operating costs. Just as important, the new environment reinforces a cultural emphasis […]
The new three-story research facility consolidates Avon’s offices and laboratories for personal care products. The building’s glass and steel structure is indicative of the high-tech nature of the product development process that takes place inside, now supported by a series of “break-out” areas to foster informal brainstorming and collaboration among staff.
The largest office building in NYC by floor area was significantly impacted by Hurricane Sandy. Eight feet above the lobby level to three sub cellars and six levels of parking were flooded with water and sewage. HLW and a team of engineers provided infrastructure upgrades to mitigate future storm damage and assisted building management with […]