Leslie E. Robertson Associates, LERA, Corporate Headquarters

40 Wall Street, New York, New York

At the request of the Partners at Leslie E Robertson Associates (LERA), a distinctive Structural Engineering firm, we developed a new workplace strategy for their new 20,000sf office space at 40 Wall Street. LERA originally had a “bay” workstation approach. This did not promote interaction between the engineers that the Partners sought to achieve.

With their decision to relocate, we worked closely with the Partners, performed and evaluated surveys of the engineers, and designed from concept through construction documents, a bench seating approach with lower privacy partitions that encourage more interaction and conversation. This was a significant change to the workplace dynamic and has been very successful and well received. LERA has offices in both Shanghai and Mumbai that required several state of the art video conference rooms to also be incorporated into the design.