Gensler Architects Studio – Birmingham
Gensler Architects Studio
Project features: Lighting Installation
4th Floor Scott House,
Project type: Office lighting installation as part of refurbishment
Gensler is widely recognised as the world’s leading collaborative architectural and design firm, employing more than 5,000 people across 46 offices on four continents.
Following Birmingham’s recent regeneration and the further planned growth in and around the city, Gensler opened its second UK office in Birmingham, moving into the 4thfloor at the Custard Factory in Digbeth, Birmingham.
The studio is responsible for leading Gensler’s design work and client relations throughout the Midlands and the UK regions, with a particular focus on workplace interiors, mixed-use residential, retail, science and technology and branding.
Orange Electrical Contractors. were engaged to undertake the Installation of the lighting to the new open plan office suite. The design brief was to install lighting that was sympathetic and in line with the original stripped back look of the existing space and also to offer complimentary modern looking aesthetic lighting as a contrast to reflect the work the design team will be carrying out in the studio.
Orange Electrical Contractors were tasked with designing a low maintenance easy use lighting control system for the lighting, therefore all the functional lighting is controlled via microwave sensor to avoid the need for switching but with the added control of manual IR override to set scenes and tailor the lighting to individual use if required.
Gensler’s new workplace include office space for 30 staff, a reception area, Kitchen area, and board room/design areas with the ability to be partitioned temporary for wide ranging variety of uses.