Condé Nast Names Gensler as Designer of New Headquarters at 1 World Trade Center

The publishing company will work with Gensler to develop one million square feet of office space

NEW YORK—Condé Nast has selected Gensler, the architecture, design, planning, and strategic consulting firm, to design its new headquarters at 1 World Trade Center, it was announced recently by Charles H. Townsend, Chief Executive Officer of Condé Nast. The leading publishing company will work with Gensler’s team of designers and workplace strategists to develop one million square feet of office space and amenities in preparation for Condé Nast’s move, expected in 2015.

Condé Nast’s goal is to create a space that will celebrate its diverse brands, support and explore innovative ways of working in the digital media age, and provide its employees with increased collaboration space and a highly functional work environment.

“Condé Nast is known for design and innovation, and we believe our work with Gensler will create an environment that will complement our best-in-class brands as well as our talented and creative staff,” says Mr. Townsend.

“Gensler believes in the power of design to transform organizations and improve the lives of people. We view this partnership with Condé Nast as an opportunity to deliver a project that will not only be historic for the City of New York, but will also go forward with Condé Nast into its future,” says Robin Klehr Avia, managing principal at Gensler.

Condé Nast, a division of Advance Publications, operates in 25 countries and is home to some of the world’s most celebrated media brands. In the United States, Condé Nast publishes 18 consumer magazines, four business-to-business publications, 27 websites and more than 30 apps for mobile and tablet devices.

Gensler is a global design, planning and strategic consulting firm located across 38 locations on five continents. Consistently ranked by U.S. and international industry surveys as a leading architecture and interior design firm, Gensler leverages its deep resources and diverse expertise to develop design solutions for industries across the globe. For more information, visit