New York, NY
Commercial Office Space
This converted firehouse, built in 1895, serves as an incubator for small tech start-ups. The five-story space houses offices of varying size, from executive pods to four- to sixteen-person private and open workspaces. These variable settings support a diverse range of start-up teams and allow for flexible regrouping as companies come and go. Unprescribed features and spaces such as stadium lounge seating, a roof terrace, and a back courtyard accommodate larger presentations, informal meetings, and leisure, promoting community. Wood paneling is juxtaposed with graphic fluorescent lighting to create a refined but stimulating environment.