Tech Office, Almost Finished

Final pieces of the full floor renovation of the NYC tech office have started to arrive. With lights being installed throughout the floor, the second phase of the technology company’s NYC expansion, more of its unique features can now be understood.

flex desk - almost finished

The colorful kitchen, the collaboration desk, the open offices – between new furnishings arriving weekly, and electrical wrapping up, many spaces are almost finished, with only technology missing to get the spaces operational.

open offices - almost finished

Color coordinated cables, colorful chairs, custom hardwood work tables, exposed concrete elements, and sweeping views, the design sets a different tone for the work and the workers on the floor.

pantry - almost finished

The pantry’s main feature is a central bar that is made of recycled skateboard tops from the Focused Skateboard Woodworks in the Netherlands. The bar was custom made align with Pliskin Architecture’s Design for the pantry – we’re hoping for a central platform for exchanges between seated and transitory employees – a unique piece in the center of the new community on the floor.

flex desk - almost finished

A long, zigzagging table, partially suspended from the slab above, faces fabulous southern exposures, and allows for impromptu meetings or landing spots for employees from the company’s other global offices. The lights in this area are also elongated, and randomly scattered against the rigid backdrop of the waffle slab above.

pantry - almost finished

Project Manager – Travis Bunt; Lead Designer – Tom Heltzel;

Project Team: Barak Pliskin, John Buonocore, Mat Staudt, Switchaya Yingsree, Tom Heltzel, Travis Bunt
Associate Designer: Lothan Architects 

Phase II Taking Shape

 

taking shape

With the bulk of construction done on the second phase of NY headquarters of a global technology company, finishes have started going up, and the floor has started taking shape. Ceiling have been painted, lights turned on, hexagonal carpets glues down, and multicolored data cables have been stretched throughout the office.

taking shape

Acoustical tiles have been added within an exposed concrete slab, surprisingly dampening the noise within a bustling construction site. All in all, several dozen workers are finishing up their respective pieces, with millwork, glazing and painting happening in parallel.

taking shape

Slight errors not withstanding, the construction crews have been on schedule throughout, with completion a few weeks out, specialty items have started arriving on site, including a custom OSB amphitheater.

taking shape

The design of the space was done by Pliskin Architecture, with the help of Lothan Architects in Tel Aviv. The key players on the construction site are: General Contractor – Plaza Construction; Drywall – J.P. Phillips; Millwork – Four Daughters; Electrical – RBSamuels; HVAC – Admore; Glass – Edge Office and Mass Merchandising; Stone and tiles – Urban Construction.