GLG Completes Austin Office Expansion to Accommodate Growth
July 23, 2018
Leading Platform for Business Insights Now Occupies Four Floors and 80K+ Square Feet in Downtown Austin
Austin, TX – July 23, 2018 – GLG (Gerson Lehrman Group, Inc.), the world’s leading platform connecting business to insight, has completed a major expansion of its office in Austin, Texas, doubling its footprint at 301 Congress Avenue to 84,000 square feet on four floors, with space for 730 employees. The completed project includes an outdoor terrace, two open interconnecting staircases, a large training and presentation room with the ability to broadcast live events, a second barista bar, and an extended elevator bank, among other features.
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GLG is the world’s leading platform for professional insight, linking thousands of clients to its global network of more than 600,000 subject-matter experts across every sector. GLG’s more than 1,600 employees work from offices in 12 countries.
GLG’s expansion in Austin comes amid a period of sustained rapid growth for the company worldwide. For example, in July alone, GLG Austin is adding about 150 new employees.
Like many of GLG’s offices around the world, GLG Austin incorporates activity-based working, which enhances flexibility by providing a variety of private meeting and collaboration spaces, standing tables, cafés, and phone booths. The company pioneered this approach with its groundbreaking New York office in 2014. The new space, like GLG’s existing Austin office floors, was designed by award-winning architecture firm Clive Wilkinson Architects, which also designed the company’s global headquarters in New York City.
“GLG connects business to insight to help professionals and their organizations achieve their most ambitious goals,” said Karen Lalli, GLG’s Global Director of Facilities. “With this expansion, we continue to invest in giving our associates in Austin a cutting-edge space to do their work and collaborate as they support our GLG clients and experts.”
GLG has occupied the 15th and 16th floors of 301 Congress Avenue since July 2016. With the new construction, GLG now occupies the entire 3rd floor and half of the 2nd floor in the building as well. For efficient access between GLG offices, direct elevator access was constructed to connect the 3rd and 15th floors.
In addition to constructing the outdoor covered terrace on the third floor, new windows were cut into the building, increasing natural light throughout the office. The 3rd floor also features a large training and presentation room that can accommodate up to 150 people and contains a stage and theater lighting with the ability to broadcast live events.
Clive Wilkinson Architects was supported on the project by Austin architecture firm STG Design. GLG was further supported with project management from Aquila and audiovisual from Felix Media Solutions. The interior fit-out was constructed by Harvey-Cleary Builders. The building is managed by HPI Real Estate Services.
About GLG / Gerson Lehrman Group
GLG’s platform connects business to expertise for smarter, faster decisions. Our clients rely on GLG’s 600,000+ member-experts and 1,600 employees around the globe to provide 24/7 insight and exceptional service within a rigorous compliance framework. Visit www.GLG.it.