Quirky.com, the social product development company, designed and moved into a new loft space in New York City with the help of architecture firm Spector Group. The company occupies approximately 27,000 square feet on the building’s 7th (top) floor.
A bit about the project from the architects:
“Spector developed office space that leverages unique, original elements of the Terminal Stores Building – including its heavy timber, wide-planked wood floors, which Spector refurbished – while simultaneously reflecting the cutting-edge innovation and energy of Quirky. The space also comprises exposed beams, brick walls, concrete and skylights – giving the new offices a raw, edgy aesthetic.
A highlight of the space is a glass-enclosed ’Clean Room’ – integral to the creation of the prototype, three-dimensional models that serve as the basis of Quirky’s business. Spector also designed a series of large, collaborative areas; open-plan seating (known as “the Pit”) for employees; product showroom and display sections; and multiple conference rooms, phone rooms, libraries and media rooms, as well as a cafe/coffee bar. As a top-floor occupant, Quirky has access to an approximately 1,500 square foot roof deck, featuring spectacular 360° views.
The Terminal Stories Building, constructed in 1875, has a storied history – transforming from a center for rail car deliveries in the late 19th century, to the location of the hugely popular “Tunnel” nightclub in the 1980s and 1990s, to a mini-storage warehouse to, finally, a prominent mixed-use facility today.”
Design: Spector Group