“Our headquarters embodies our vision of ourselves: innovative, but not trendy; successful, but not flashy; and as a leader in the financial services industry.”
– Tracy Helmsworth, Head of Global Facilities Operations
Investment management firm Barclays Global Investors, now BlackRock, asked STUDIOS to design their new headquarters office at Foundry Square’s Building 1, which was part of a simultaneously constructed, four-building office development designed by STUDIOS.
In order to foster communication and collaboration, our design team developed a consistent central zone of conference rooms and break areas. This main circulation system creates connections between the primary collaborative zones as well as vertical circulation zones. The large open floor plans allow for flexibility and adapt to Barclays’ changing needs. The design for the ten-story headquarters includes trading floor space, as well as a large roof deck on the eighth floor for use by Barclays’ staff and clients.
STUDIOS’ design is influenced by Barclays’ core principles of research and innovation to create a collaborative and dynamic environment that promotes communication and fosters creativity.