Gensler Newport Beach, a branch of the award-winning San Francisco design firm, chose Klein USA’s Extendo telescopic glass door system when designing a new 23,000 square foot workspace, built on its own unique blend of workplace analysis and residential design.
In this workplace of the future, Gensler embraced its Newport Beach location, basing the design philosophy on the modern beach home concept and the environment outside its windows. The office is meant to engage employees, clients and the community.
“When we began to design our new workspace in Newport Beach, our goal was to accelerate connectivity, creativity and productivity,” says Kim Graham, principal and managing director at Gensler Newport Beach.
TELESCOPIC GLASS DOOR SYSTEM MAXIMIZES TRANSPARENCY
To achieve its goals, Gensler required an office system that allowed them to balance employees’ needs for privacy with the benefits of natural light and views. Klein’s Extendo telescopic sliding glass door system gave them the ability to partition the wide-open public spaces and the nine private focus areas.
The specific Extendo frameless glass system they selected has telescoping glass door panels with a track at the top, providing frameless floors and jambs.
“Maximizing transparency and views was very important to us, and the unseen detail of the Extendo two-door frameless-glass system was really appealing,” said James Young, a principal at Gensler.
The system used at Gensler Newport Beach features two telescopic frameless glass doors that open simultaneously, leaving a clear opening of eight feet.
“What we love about the Klein system are the very wide openings that make the private spaces open up to the environment outside and create a sense of flow throughout the workplace,” said Young. “It is a very sophisticated and beautiful sliding glass wall that we felt supported the residential kind of atmosphere and feel that this was a big, open home for people to work in.”