Inside Gilbert + Tobin's new Barangaroo offices

Open plan, tech-enabled design.

on Oct 14 2016 05:02AM

Commercial law firm Gilbert + Tobin (G+T) moved its head office from Park St in Sydney into four floors of a new high-rise development in Sydney's Barangaroo precinct in May this year. (Credit: G+T)
G+T managing partner Danny Gilbert wanted a workspace to foster "new ways of thinking", and looked in part to technology to enable it. "Our working style is highly interactive so we need a space to foster ideas and collaboration," he said. (Credit: G+T)
Peace of Mind Technology (POMT) was engaged by G+T to work on the audio visual, workspace management, collaboration and media distribution technologies integrated into the Barangaroo design. (Credit: G+T)
A key aspect of the project was for video and audio conferencing to integrate with and leverage G+T’s Cisco platform. (Credit: G+T)
For its practice floors, G+T uses native Cisco touch panels within the rooms, but for the client floor, a centralised and managed Crestron video and control system has been implemented. (Credit: G+T)
Much design work went into Woodstock, the law firm’s meeting space for its monthly partner meetings, and other larger events. G+T CTO Mitch Owens said that the technology in the room was specifically chosen to be "unobtrusive. It’s either hidden, discrete or integrated as part of the room’s architecture," he said. (Credit: G+T)
Another perspective of the Woodstock meeting space. (Credit: G+T)
G+T's practice floors contain various meeting room spaces. All have similar technology, to enable t a consistent user experience. (Credit: G+T)
POMT installed an enterprise room booking solution, including panels outside each meeting room, integrated with G+T’s Microsoft Outlook email and calendars. (Credit: G+T)
The law firm uses hosted cloud media distribution and digital signage in public and internal spaces "to drive staff engagement, advertise upcoming events and training, and provide updates on the firm’s messaging and news." (Credit: G+T)
The digital signage is integrated into many common areas. (Credit: G+T)