We’ve been working with Oath—a Verizon company comprising AOL and Yahoo—for over 15 years, starting from just after AOL’s merger with Time Warner. From 2007 to 2009, we relocated AOL’s headquarters from Dulles, Virginia to what would eventually be a 234,000-sf space on the 4th, 5th, and 6th floors of 770 Broadway in New York City. Blessed with the large floorplate of 770 Broadway—a 1903 full-block structure designed by Flatiron Building architect Daniel Burnham—we were able to implement planning ideas that were new for the company: open sightlines, fewer private offices, and multiple teaming spaces where staff can come together to collaborate.
In 2016, we developed a masterplan to expand and update the space to meet the everchanging expectations of the technology-focused workforce. We just finished implementing the expansion portion of this masterplan, building out 78,000 sf on the 9th floor of 770. It’ll now serve as Oath’s primary client-facing space: stepping out of the elevator bank, visitors will be faced with a large communal area for informal meetings, and an audio-visual “wall of brands” that details the story of the company.