With roots in a family business that date back over 100 years, Tishman Speyer has leveraged innovative architectural design and the power of where to positively impact not only neighborhoods and communities, but the well-being of the people who bring them to life.
As guests walked past the mesmerizing facade of 2050 M Street and into its newly renovated lobby, they were greeted with a colorful cocktail inspired by the building’s unique design and a thought-provoking question: “How did the exterior of the building influence how you felt once you made your way inside?” Upstairs on the rooftop lounge, moderator Sam Cochran of Architectural Digest, and panelists Joshua Ramus, Principal at Rex, and Tishman Speyer’s Managing Director for Design and Construction, Rustom Cowasjee, answered similar questions: How can architecture affect human behavior? And more importantly, how can great design be used to shift our perspectives, enhance everyday life and spark untapped inspiration?
Andre Mellone, principal of Studio Mellone, Julia Watson, Designer for Watson Salembier, and Pebble Bar partner Matt Kliegman shared their insights on modern placemaking, the importance of sustainable design, and the secret to creating spaces that stand the test of time.
Our mission to infuse this vision into the DNA of all our buildings can be clarified through the lens of ZO Design/Space. Each event is curated with a specific property and objective, featuring key elements of the building’s redevelopment and its impact on society. This is your invitation into our world so that you may take an intimate look into the profound influence architecture and design can have on our moods, productivity, and overall well-being.