Location: 1140 Broadway, New York, NY 10001, USA
Project Year: 2013
Photographs: Courtesy of ICRAVE
From the architect. Flexible Workspace:The reception desk doubles as a DJ booth. The entrance also plays host to archery matches. The conference room features large monolithic doors that swivel 360 degrees to open and close the space as needed. The kitchen and conference room are separated by a chalkboard that can be raised to create bar seating next to the kitchen or lowered to be used in meetings. Break out spaces are uniquely positioned throughout the open studio to encourage employee interaction and collaboration.
GoodbyeCornerOffice: The owner and principal of the firm sits in the middle of the work space among the rest of the employees to ensure he is at the center of activity and is there to maintain a collaborative work environment among the designers.
Inspired Collaboration: ICRAVE’s Crit Room offers space for different design teams to pin up their work for others in the office to browse and review. “The whole office is like a gallery that way - you can’t be here and not see other projects,” says ICRAVE founder Lionel Ohayon. “You’re going to see them and by seeing them you’ll ask questions, and it’ll lead from one project to another. That’s a really important part of the process here.”