SOURCE: Young & Rubicam Group

Young & Rubicam Group

January 24, 2014 16:31 ET

Madison Avenue Is a State of Mind

Young & Rubicam Group's New Office Building at 3 Columbus Circle Wins Two Prestigious IFMA Awards

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Jan 24, 2014) - Young & Rubicam Group announced today that its new building at 3 Columbus Circle (3CC) won two prestigious awards at last night's International Facility Management's Association's (IFMA) New York City Awards for Excellence Dinner. Young & Rubicam Group won for Design & Construction of a New Facility as well as for best LEED Certified Project. Young & Rubicam Group worked with the New York office of global design firm Gensler to design the space.

"Madison Avenue is a state of mind," said David Sable, Global CEO of Y&R. "We couldn't be more proud of our space as it truly represents our agency and how we work. Our new building has enhanced our creative culture and has allowed us to collaborate in endless ways -- with ourselves, and with our sister companies, engaging all the people we bring together to create the best work for our clients. We are honored to be recognized by the IFMA and had great partners in Gensler to bring this project to life."

"Gensler and Y&R's partnership, on the design of the advertising agency's new home at 3 Columbus Circle, brought their innovative and transformative workplace vision to life. Our talented team of consultants and contractor helped create a distinctive space and flexible environment for Y&R, which will continue to grow with their family of companies for years to come," said Brian Berry, Principal, Gensler.

Young & Rubicam Groups' offices occupy 10 floors and 350,000 square feet on the south side of Columbus Circle. Y&R Advertising companies in the building include Y&R, VML, Iconmobile, as well as Bravo, Kang & Lee and Mosaica. Wunderman, along with Blast Radius, Designkitchen and KBM Group, as well as WPP's Red Fuse Communications also moved to 3CC.

About Young & Rubicam Group
The Young & Rubicam Group is a unified team of the leading companies in their fields, dynamically organized to meet clients' continually growing and evolving needs. Y&R Group delivers the precise and most powerful combination of talents and resources, customized for superior execution. 

Partner companies include Y&R, the iconic advertising agency; Wunderman, the world's largest direct and digital agency; Burson-Marsteller, one of the world's leading global public relations and communications firms; Landor Associates, a leader in strategic brand consulting and design; Cohn & Wolfe, Public Relations, as well as Sudler & Hennessey, one of the world's leading healthcare communications firms.

About Y&R
Y&R is one of the leading global marketing communications companies. It is made up of the iconic Y&R Advertising agency; VML, one of the leading global digital agencies, and iconmobile, a premier mobile marketing company. Y&R's founder, Raymond Rubicam, believed that the company's mission was to Resist the Usual on behalf of our clients. Today, that is kept alive by melding top-flight creativity with innovation to create new consumer experiences. Y&R's largest agency, Y&R Advertising, has 187 offices in 91 countries around the world, with clients that include, Campbell Soup Company, Colgate-Palmolive, Danone, Virgin Atlantic, Xerox, GAP, Land Rover, and Telefonica, among many others. 

Advertising Age ranks Wunderman as the #1 global digital agency network. Founded by Lester Wunderman in 1958, Wunderman has 170 offices in 60 countries offering Brand Experience, Consumer Engagement, Data & Insights and World Health marketing solutions. Powered by complex analytics and strategic insight, creative content engages the consumer as participant, critic, creator and champion in always-on conversations to propel our clients' growth. Best Buy, Citibank, Coca-Cola, Ford, Land Rover, Microsoft, Nokia, Novartis, Telefonica and leading local and regional brands are among them. Wunderman is a member of WPP (NASDAQ: WPPGY) and part of Young & Rubicam Group. For more information:

About Gensler
Gensler is a global design firm with 4,000 employees networked across 46 offices in the Americas, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. As architects, planners and consultants, Gensler helps clients succeed by delivering design innovation through its 20 specialized practice areas that span nearly every major industry, including aviation, technology, sports, hospitality, retail, professional services, education and commercial office buildings. Gensler was founded in 1965, and today, the firm partners with clients on more than 6,000 projects every year. These projects can be as small as a wine bottle label or as complex as a new urban district.

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