Goodbye, Cubicle: An Office Designed for Collaboration
In an age where offices come with ping pong tables and private conference rooms are built with transparent glass walls, the company building management company WeWork seeks to create something even more collaborative and fun. Along with architecture and design firm Studio Dror, they are designing a New York City office space, called WeCross, to foster cross-pollination between design, architecture, and technology companies.
WeWork—who manages office spaces in New York and San Francisco (the kind with open layouts, big windows, in-office beer taps, and yes, ping pong tables)—teamed up with Dror to create a different sort of office on the eighth floor of Soho's 175 Varick Street, a WeWork building already full of freelancers and small businesses. The idea: to open a floor of the building specifically for design and architecture firms in a space that encourages collaboration between all parties. WeWork agreed to build out the space. Dror, whose ten employees will move in October 1, will select the firms and freelancers to join them.