Ashley Hoffman, Layton Construction

Tour 7 of the Most Energizing Offices in The Valley

Layton Construction is a nationally-ranked commercial contractor and has built many of Arizona's iconic structures. But Layton is also a top tenant improvement contractor, working with some of Arizona's best architects to deliver stunning office spaces for our clients. In fact, Layton was recently named NAIOP Arizona's General Contractor of the Year and Tenant Improvement Contractor of the Year.

Join Layton’s FFE Integration Specialist, Ashley Hoffman, as we explore some of the most inspired offices in The Valley.

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Waypoint Homes

Waypoint Homes, is a rising leader in providing single family rental homes. This creative and playful space, designed by McCarthy Nordburg, was intended to support the company's culture and entrepreneurial spirit in helping prospective clients find their future rental property.

A variety of free-address workspaces include video conference rooms, plush living room meeting areas, flexible multi-purpose cafe rooms, high-top community tables with plug and play technology, and even gaming zones. This hospitable and efficient environment has helped drive new talent to Waypoint, improving their overall growth, all while helping them frame the identity of their company.

This hospitable and efficient workspace has helped drive new talent to Waypoint.


Western Window Systems

“These kinds of workspaces are usually reserved for tech companies, not manufacturers. But we’re not just any manufacturer,” says Western Window Systems CEO Scott Gates.

Western Window Systems’ office was designed by international architecture firm Ware Malcomb as a center for innovation and collaboration. The massive manufacturing break room includes personal lockers, a TV and arcade games. Office areas not only reflect the culture of the company, but also double as a showroom where customers can experience the company’s vast array of luxury door systems and windows in real-life settings.

“We designed this space to give visitors a sense of who we are, and to give employees opportunities to stir their creative juices, and have fun.”

CEO Scott Gates


Kudelski Security

The regional headquarters of international firm Kudelski Security was designed by SmithGroupJJR and has a very clean modern feel. Different products were used than are typical in the Phoenix area, from acoustical ceiling systems with no in-tile sprinklers/lights to wool, broadloom carpet. Technology is tied together throughout the office with AV systems, roller shades, switch-light glass, and lighting.

At the heart of the space is the Security Operations Center. A digital wall displays activity that is happening, in real time, all over the world. Height adjustable desks, adjacent convening spaces, and focus rooms provide staff a variety of work modes.

Based out of Switzerland, Kudelski Security chose a classic European design aesthetic, based on simplicity and function.


CBRE Phoenix Workplace360

CBRE’s new Phoenix office, which spans the fourth, fifth and sixth floors of Tower IV at The Esplanade, represents the workplace of the future. Designed by Gensler in collaboration with CBRE’s local in-house project management team, the 75,000-square-foot interior integrates the latest trends in office design and technology, emphasizing employee collaboration and choice.

The central stairway is a dynamic visual element that literally and figuratively ties the office together.

CBRE Workplace360 won the AZRE 2018 RED Award for Best Office Interior Project.



Isagenix is a health-and-wellness company that markets dietary supplements and personal care products and has over 200,000 active sales associates worldwide. They boast that when you join Isagenix, you’ll experience a culture of fun, family and success that will bring out the best in you.

The office space, designed by Corgan, features a spacious, open design, including balcony areas. Core areas are highlighted by backlit 3form panels and large-format ceramic tiles measuring two-and-a-half by five feet. The three-story, chevron-shaped building is oriented on a primarily east-west axis to maximize natural light.

Colors throughout the space reflect natural energy and a healthy, organic feel – a perfect match for Isagenix.


Cushman & Wakefield

Cushman & Wakefield’s lobby sets expectations up front, with high-end finishes and artistic flourishes that immediately say, “success.” The company was looking for a new Phoenix office on the heels of a merger, bringing two Phoenix office operations under one entity. RSP Architects’ design of the workspace enhances the brokerage’s productivity, flexibility and employee engagement.

Splashes of color provide life to the neutral color palette – bringing both tranquility and brightness to the kitchen and other common areas.

Cushman & Wakefield’s office balances high energy, collaborative spaces with quiet “focus rooms” for enhanced personal productivity.


GPEC - Greater Phoenix Economic Council

The Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) is tasked with promoting and attracting quality business to the Greater Phoenix area. Their new office space is a vibrant showcase for The Valley.

GPEC engaged with local design and construction experts, SmithGroupJJR and Layton construction, and elevated their aging space through integrated technology and a transformed work environment, promoting a collaborative community that embodies GPEC’s culture. They created a new kind of “ultra-flexible” workplace that promotes agile work styles and spaces that promote healthy, productive environments.

The office of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council is a vibrant showcase for The Valley.