Digital Media Company

New York, New York

When a digital media firm expected explosive growth in the coming years, they came to us looking for a rethink of their New York offices. They settled on 26,000 sf at a beautiful 100-year-old building that offered ample natural light on three sides. To take advantage of this, we planned informal collaborative and touchdown areas around the perimeter. These areas respond well to the ad hoc and mobile workstyles of their employees, as do the two open banks of over 200 sit-stand workstations—there are no private offices anywhere.

We sited most of the public-facing and socially-minded space around the two-story atrium, including the main reception and boardroom on the upper floor and a café, town hall, and ping pong and pool tables on the lower. To create the atrium, we removed a section of the floor slab; and as this was within a landmarked building, it required five months of coordination with the NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission.