New Corcoran SoHo Office Design Creates Collaboration

  • Name of project: Corcoran SoHo
  • Date of completion: 2016
  • Location of project: New York
  • Architect on project: CetraRuddy
  • Type of project: Office
  • Client: The Corcoran Group
  • Manufacturers used: Artemide (lighting), Steelcase (furniture), Muraflex (office front)
  • Amenities offered: Open benching system in place of individual cubicles, large open lounge area, meditation room, private break spaces, lounge-like “telephone booths”
  • Why this project is notable: The 15,000-square-foot workplace has instantly transformed the corporate atmosphere through both stylistic and functional changesThe goal of the project was to “create a setting that would encourage collaboration and communication, eliminating the silo-type environments seen in real estate offices and creating a sense of home,” said CetraRuddy Co-founder Nancy Ruddy. Corcoran executives say the result has been transformative, with more conversation, greater collaboration and a growing sense of community. The design also incorporates downtown SoHo flair with wide-board wood floors, handcrafted details and floor-to-ceiling sliding glass panels for a loft-like feel.