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Gensler announces move to downtown Los Angeles California

on Friday,February 04,2011 19:02

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Architecture firms provide individuals with the necessary services to construct buildings and expertise, but the location of a company may increase its chances to reach out to potential clients.

Recently, officials from international architecture firm Gensler announced that it will be relocating to downtown Los Angeles, California, according to the Los Angeles Times. Previously, the company had operated in Santa Monica, California, for 20 years. Gensler will be located between the two 52-story towers of City National Plaza. The building it will be housed in was originally where a large branch of Bank of America was located for decades. Thomas Properties Group now owns the complex.

"We have always wanted to get a tenant in there who captures our vision of the project," Jim Thomas, chief executive of Thomas Properties Group, told the news source. "I think the Gensler space will be exciting."

Large firms, such as Gensler, typically do not relocate in fear of making commuting and housing more difficult for employees. However, company officials said it was a prime opportunity to expand and generate additional business.

Approximately 141,200 people held jobs as architects in 2008, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. As Gensler and other companies grow, more employment opportunities may become available.

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