SYPartners / A+I Design Corp

© Magda Biernat

Architects: A+I Design Corp
Location: , New York, USA
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Magda Biernat

SYPartners is an innovation company that serves as a partner to CEOs and their executive teams to help solve some of their most complex challenges. ’s task was to provide an open and flexible work environment which would promote collaboration both amongst SYP’s employees as well as with their clients.

© Magda Biernat

Much of the space is devoted to two large “Labs” which utilize numerous digital projectors, wall-length whiteboards, and mobile furniture to create a fluid working area for large presentations and brainstorming. Custom rolling tables with projectable whiteboard surfaces and rolling steel magnetic whiteboards allow maximum flexibility for SYP’s working style.

Floor Plan

Humble materials like plywood and laminate are combined with industrial elements like blackened steel or sleeker items like walnut and stainless cabinetry to create an eclectic mix of high and low aesthetic. Mid-century classic furniture is mixed freely with a variety of industrial vintage pieces to further accentuate this comfortable and quirky aesthetic.

© Magda Biernat

Additional collaborative areas can be found throughout the space, including a series of working “pods” on the 9th floor which can be divided from one another by foam core boards mounted in tracks installed in the floor and ceiling. The pods can thus expand or contract, depending on the needs of the client, and can also be screened from view by demountable hanging perforated felt panels.

© Magda Biernat

Technology plays an important role in the company’s work and has been incorporated seamlessly throughout the space, including the variety of chat rooms which range in size from individual to four-person and allow for video conferences with clients and with SYP’s San Francisco office.

© Magda Biernat

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Cite: "SYPartners / A+I Design Corp" 14 Aug 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 29 May 2015. <>
  • ariana roberts

    i really like the layout of the place, the furniture, everything.

  • Sveta

    I love you, guys! You are making really amazing interiors!!!