Corporate

Willis Towers Watson Dublin

HLW recently completed a relocation and interior fit out project for Willis Towers Watson (WTW) moving them into the Elm Park Development in Dublin Bay which had been vacant for many years previously. The aim of the project was to create a vibrant base for 350 Willis Towers Watson employees, providing them with a multiplicity of work settings, a new suite of client meeting rooms and statement employee town hall that maximised the Dublin waterside views.

Willis Towers Watson Dublin

2015 NY Design Awards Gold Winner YouTube Space NY & Google BrandLab

Six floors above Manhattan’s Chelsea Market—and encompassing approximately 20,000 sf, including a mezzanine—two highly innovative groups share resources and cultivate synergies. YouTube Space NY houses professional-grade production and support spaces/equipment for emerging and established online content “creators.” 

2015 NY Design Awards Gold Winner YouTube Space NY & Google BrandLab

Seeing Workspace as a Home Away from Home

Cozy, contemporary rustic, and homey are words that have been used to describe the conversion of an office building and residence into the new global headquarters of a fast-growing financial services firm. Although atypical for this buttoned-up industry, the new Atlas Holdings LLC campus does embody the culture of this progressive, innovative organization focused on building business through collaboration and mutual respect.

Seeing Workspace as a Home Away from Home

Featured HLW Project: Post Office Ltd. London Office

Post Office Ltd. is a retail post office company in the United Kingdom that provides a wide range of postage, insurance and banking products through a national network of branch facilities. HLW helped with our client’s move from 148 Old Street to Finsbury Dials in London by providing comprehensive workplace consultancy and design services.

Featured HLW Project: Post Office Ltd. London Office

Designer Q&A

HLW writer Colette Taber sat down with Senior Designer Jennifer Haney to talk about her work on the JetBlue Headquarters facility in Long Island City, New York. Jennifer joined the HLW interiors group in 2007. More recently, she worked in-house at a large financial services company providing design services for 250 branches. Now, again working directly for HLW, she reminisced about one of her favorite HLW projects. As Project Designer for the JetBlue Headquarters, completed in April 2012, Jennifer helped create a concept and spatial design that reflects the culture and core values of the often unconventional, self-appointed “value airline.” She described a highly collaborative process with the client, as well as a strong desire to bring the office spaces in sync with the airline’s deeply branded operational components.

Featured Project: JetBlue Headquarters

JetBlue has a reputation as an egalitarian brand, which is quite unusual when you consider the conventional business behind cultivating an environment of exclusivity around flying. But, then, there is nothing conventional about the self-appointed “value airline” and its mission to “bring humanity back to air travel.” HLW worked closely with JetBlue to create a new home, a headquarters facility consistent with the company’s core business philosophy and practices. Through extensive employee interviewing, visioning sessions, focus group discussions, and more, we learned what it means to strike an ideal balance between cost, value and quality—in other words, to have Jet-i-tude.

Panasonic Corporation of North America Headquarters

As “Brick City” Officials Talk Tech City Goals, A Symbol of Eco-innovation Now Highlights Newark’s Downtown Skyline

Newark, NJ

With the aim of becoming the leading green innovation company in the electronics industry by 2018, Panasonic Corporation’s 100th anniversary, Panasonic Corporation of North America relocated its headquarters to a more eco-conscious and mass transit-friendly location. The headquarters serves as a showcase of green technology with the objective of encouraging people and companies to be smarter about making sustainable choices.

The Academic Workplace: A Place for Deep Thinking, Collaboration and Connecting

The recent SCUP conference offered many opportunities to hear college and university leaders discuss how they continue to evolve the learning landscape. Academic learning environments are often seen, at first glance, through the lens of the classroom. Although instructional space provides students with opportunities for rich experiences, it only accounts for a fraction of the space on a typical campus.

Faculty and administrator workspace is a sizable but, at times, overlooked variable in the broader equation of the student experience.

By taking a closer look at the purpose of a workplace on campus, it’s possible to see how we can continue to improve the learning landscape not only through how we learn, but also through how we work.

The Academic Workplace: A Place for Deep Thinking, Collaboration and Connecting