Forum at 875 Third Avenue | Global Holdings

New York, NY

A unique-to-market facility designed to drive efficiency and provide smaller tenants with modern amenities.

With a distinct floor plate, Global Holdings was looking for a creative solution to drive efficiency and attract new tenants to 875 Third Avenue. To maximize usable space, we designed four move-in ready prebuilt office suites that surround a shared amenity space available only to tenants on that floor.

A hub for cross-collaboration and connectivity.

This unique-to-market facility, called Forum, is designed for smaller tenants looking for flexible lease terms while still having access to a dynamic suite of amenities. By locating four different companies on the same floor, Forum invites cross-collaboration and connectivity within the shared space, encouraging the exchange of ideas, increasing serendipitous interactions, and allowing for new experiences that employees wouldn’t otherwise have access to in a homogenous environment.

Promoting community through design.

Upon entry, a large reception desk welcomes guests and supports concierge services during events. A refined industrial aesthetic with playful pops of color can be found throughout – yellow and blue armchairs are anchored by black slingbacks, bookshelves are stacked with artistic touches, and plants and greenery are layered within the space – creating an inviting atmosphere that fosters a sense of community among tenants. The lighting mimics the irregular shape of the floor plate, creating a clever, artistic feature that reflects the building’s angles and navigates visitors throughout the floor.

Forum features a variety of meeting spaces including conference rooms, huddle rooms, and private pods to support productivity and provide employees with more autonomy in their work styles. A large pantry with a coffee bar, a mix of open lounge space, plus a ping-pong table provide employees with places to unwind and socialize.