Gensler Oakland

Project Name

Gensler Oakland




Oakland, California

Market Sector

Building Size

25,500 sf

Project Completion


Construction Type


Therma-Fuser System Configuration


  • Architect: Gensler
  • MEP: Integral Group

Acutherm Manufacturer’s Rep

Norman S. Wright Co.

Project Description

Gensler, the largest architecture firm in the United States, selected this 25,500 square foot space to house their Oakland operations. It was essential that the renovation of this space reflect their workplace research, which supports the notion that good office design helps boost creativity, innovation, and productivity.

The architect, Gensler, which in this case was also the tenant, along with the design team, sought technologies to integrate their workplace research within their office. Acutherm’s Therma-Fuser™ VAV diffusers were seamlessly implemented within this living lab to achieve the desired conditions for their occupants. The office is targeting LEED Platinum certification.

This integrated design collaboration has positioned this space as the economic spark plug for the transformation of the neighborhood into a tech hub, re-positioning this region as a center for design and technology. This office is a tangible representation of their research, placing Gensler “on the front-line of workplace evolution.”