JLL Pittsburgh / Perkins Eastman

JLL Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
With its goals to create a new national operations hub by increasing its workforce and expanding services, Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) relocated to Tower Two-Sixty as the anchor tenant. The process began with a workplace survey to engage employees in the development of the new space. This uncovered a range of possibilities that formalized the new design parti that included such objectives as flexibility and mobility and increasing transparency and collaboration to create an environment that encourages employee engagement, and attracts and retains talent.

The new 54,000 sf office, located on three floors, decreases the amount of private offices, replacing them with an open benching system that in turn provides flexibility to staff who can choose to work remotely. This also increases the amount of collaboration spaces. This focus towards expanding conferencing, collaboration, and support space effectively supports JLL’s business mission by supplementing these amenities by nearly 60% from JLL’s former office.

Maximizing the open plan also provides greater access to natural light and the views of the vibrant City beyond, and facilitates clear sightlines that stimulate collaboration, while the centrally located amenities encourage office camaraderie. The office incorporates a client services area adjacent to the main reception space that comprises conference rooms, lounges, café, and an outdoor rooftop terrace. Using JLL’s signature color—red—in glazing and wall accents with complementary accent colors in furnishing and finishes, and environmental graphics, the design approach is balanced with generous amounts of indoor and exterior glazing again, neutral flooring and wall finishes, and reclaimed wood plank flooring.