Have you seen the Gensler Los Angeles building Downtown? It’s located on Figueroa and is a curious building as it is your standard Downtown office structure however it is full of design wonders and architecturally interesting features. I was walking to a meeting one night and almost stopped to sneak in and take photos. It is a totally bizarro departure from everything else around it and it draws you in to know more. We’re still trying to get more on the space but we did find a video on one of the features we saw while peeking into their lobby: the SLO_Gen Table.
The table is a sculptural, almost undefinable gathering tool that is a big focus of the building’s entry. It’s the product of a collaboration between Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo’s Architecture and Environmental Design students in cooperation with Gensler. It took the work of design students Ben Hait-Campbell, Cory Walker, and Kegan Charles Flanderka who created various mockups and collaborations in relationship to design, construction, and purpose. Each came from a different design aesthetic and worked together to create a really amazing product, which is even more amazing because they’re all still students.
You can catch a process/interview video below which was made by Cal Poly students, too. If you are walking on Figureoa between 5th and 6th, be on the lookout for the Gensler building. We’re sure you won’t miss it–and you likely won’t miss the SLO_Gen Communal Table.