geniant Joins Forces With Eastlake Studio to Transform the Nature of Design Consulting

The acquisition of award-winning workplace architecture and interior design firm means geniant can now reshape the moments of experience in physical spaces—adding to its well-established capabilities in technology and people interactions.

Eastlake Studio Office, Chicago, IL

Today, geniant, a next-generation experience consulting company, announced the acquisition of Eastlake Studioa Chicago-based architecture and interior design firm. Together, the forward-thinking teams will collectively transform the nature of experience consulting by integrating architecture and digital solutions to deliver exceptional experiences for employees and customers.

"We're entering a new era in workplace design," says David Dewane, geniant's Chief Experience Officer of Physical Space. "To meet future demands, we must think about the employee experience holistically - space, people, and technology. Eastlake Studio is a best-in-class design firm that instantly brings geniant's capabilities to a new level."

"As we've been examining unique hybrid work models, we are finding that additional skill sets and methods are needed to truly understand the evolution of the modern workplace," says Kevin Kamien, Architect & Principal of Eastlake Studio.

"geniant provides our team with experience research expertise that, when integrated with architecture and design, can shape the future for organizations in this critical moment in history," added Christina Brown, Interior Designer & Principal of Eastlake Studio. 

As consultants who have partnered with top companies around the country, geniant believes that the experience and performance of information workers can be radically improved. The modern office has not kept pace with the rapid changes in technology and lifestyles. The pandemic exposed this misalignment and has called the status quo into question.

To effectively adapt the employee experience to this new reality, geniant employs contextual research methods, producing crucial, actionable insights for optimal workplace performance — this has specific implications for workplace design, as well as cultural and change management programs.

"As designers, our curiosity has led us to deliver award-winning solutions for our clients over the past 35 years," says Tom Zurowski, Principal Emeritus of Eastlake Studio. "This next step is a natural evolution. It allows our teams to gain even more insights into the clients we're designing workspaces for," added Jon Salzmann, Principal Emeritus of Eastlake Studio.

Eastlake Studio recently received an Interior Design Firm of the Year award at the 2022 Chicago Commercial Real Estate Awards and frequently has projects awarded by the International Interior Design Association (IIDA) and the American Institute of Architects (AIA). The firm's work has appeared in publications including MetropolisInterior DesignArchitect, and Crain's Chicago Business

"Experiences happen in physical spaces, between people and through technology, shaping the world we live in," says David Lancashire, Chairman & Co-CEO. "The addition of Eastlake Studio is a key step in our strategy to provide a complete suite of services to help businesses optimize their entire brand experience."

To learn more, visit geniant.com.

About geniant:

geniant is uniquely positioned to deliver seamless experiences across employee and customer journeys - across physical space, interactions with people, and technology. Working with a wide range of organizations - from high-growth startups to Fortune 500 companies - geniant excels at delivering exceptional experiences for your employees and customers. The geniant management team is comprised of seasoned professional services entrepreneurs who have built, scaled, and sold businesses to Dell EMC and Amdocs. 

Today, the company is leading a movement to evolve the experience design profession, integrating expertise from architecture, interior design, user experience, service design, team and change management, and software development. geniant helps innovative leaders shape the future of their customer and employee experiences. 

For more information, visit geniant.com and watch our video on transforming your workplace into a "Performative Office" at www.geniant.com/flow

About Eastlake Studio:

Eastlake Studio is an architecture and interior design firm focused on progressive workplace design. The studio is a collective of forward-thinking, problem-solving designers with a mission to improve the built environment for everyone through research and creativity. Visit eastlakestudio.com for past projects and insights.

geniant is not associated with Dell Technologies, EMC Corporation, or any parent or subsidiary of either.

For additional information: Jeremy Johnson, geniant, +1 214-228-2894, jeremy.johnson@geniant.com

Source: geniant

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Categories: Architecture and Design, Design and Architecture

Tags: architecture, brand experience, customer experience, employee experience, hybrid-work, interior design, RTO, technology, user experience, workplace


Jeremy Johnson
Jeremy Johnson
SVP Experience Transformation, geniant