The Bloc

Year:  2015
Type:  Commercial
Location:  New York, NY
Square Footage:  55,268

Scope of Work:  Architectural and Interior Design, Custom Furniture Design

Awards: 
ICFF and Interior Design Magazine 2016 NYCxDESIGN Awards Finalist, Workplace: Corporate Category

International Facility Management Association (IFMA) New York City Chapter 2015 Award for Excellence Winner, Design & Construction of a New Facility (under 75,000 sq. ft.) Category

The Bloc is an internationally acclaimed healthwellness creative engagement agency. Its new office, located in Manhattan’s Financial District on the edge of the East River, brings together over 200 employees previously split between two locations. The space’s open concept has a casual, creative feel that reflects the agency’s own brand. With a variety of meeting spaces and work areas, as well as standout views for all to enjoy, the design fosters efficiency and inspiration.

Among the priorities of the design: inspiring creativity, promoting collaboration between the accounts-oriented and creative teams with ample room for a variety of meeting spaces, and leaving the views of the river and beyond unobstructed for all to experience. These goals were achieved by creating three distinct sections within the open office areas, which were further distinguished by being set at various elevations: raised platforms with offices and conference rooms, workstation areas, and perimeter meeting spaces furnished with a custom bench system designed by Foz Design.

This project was developed and completed in collaboration with The Mufson Partnership, a NELSON Company, who served as the Architect of Record.

Photography Credit: Garrett Rowland