Frank Gehry to Design New York Office for Facebook

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Shortly after winning approval on their -designed, Menlo Park headquarters in California, Facebook has announced plans to once again commission the Los Angeles-based starchitect to design a new office for their New York City team. By early 2014, Gehry is expected to refurbish an existing 100,000 square-foot, two-story office space – nearly twice the size of their current home at 335 Madison Ave – on 770 Broadway. 

This means there will be plenty of room for growth and “big, open spaces” for people to work and collaborate, as well as “cozy spaces” for brainstorming and a full service kitchen to keep workers satisfied throughout the day.

via TechCrunch

Serkan Piantino, site director of Facebook’s New York engineering teams, stated: “We were delighted when he agreed to help us build out our new space in New York. It will share many of the features of our headquarters, but will be distinctly Big Apple in design and speak to the unique experience of working in a place like Manhattan.”

Take a closer look at Gehry’s design for the California headquarters here.

Frank Gehry and Mark Zuckerberg discussing the Menlo Park Headquarters in California © Frank Gehry/ via Bloomberg

Reference: Facebook, LA Times, TechCrunch

Cite: Rosenfield, Karissa. "Frank Gehry to Design New York Office for Facebook" 04 Jun 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 26 Nov 2014. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=383079>