New York, NY
A Living Studio
Designing our NYC headquarters allowed our team to reflect on our legacy, focus on our people, and redefine how we work. We collectively explored our ideal workplace through a series of surveys, workshops, and mapping exercises. This helped us better understand how our teams work now, how they will evolve in the future, and what behaviors need to be nurtured. Based on our findings, we created a destination within a new hybrid work model that supports wellness and encourages our team, clients, and visitors to come together and collaborate. The result: a living studio that brings people into the core of who we are and our design process.
Crafted for Connection
Foregoing the formal barrier of a traditional reception, the design is centered around a large hospitality lounge. This energetic space is the starting point of each workday but is also a place for employees to eat, meet, and relax. Anchored by the large conference room, this zone is also used for town halls, panel discussions and senimars, client meetings, parties, and any other type of gathering–however formal or informal–to invite, share and learn together.
Large destination spaces, including our material lab and mixed-media lab, anchor our plan and are complemented by workstations, collabortaion zones, and small programmatic elements. A playful rhythm of small and large spaces allows for a fluidity of working styles for design teams and office needs. This led us to the concept of composition–using architectural layers, colors, and textures to create dynamic spaces. Color is systematically introduced through warm woods, rich clays, and deep blues. All to create a space that feels intentional, comfortable, and creative.
No matter where you look, the views offer daily inspiration-whether it’s seeing some of the city’s most beloved architectural landmarks or the spaces we have designed and built throughout our 57-year history. Our new home is an expression of how we think and the work we do, as well as the changes we’ve seen and anticipated in workplace design.