Slack New York Headquarters, New York, NY
Using Stratum, the architects produced both a beautiful design and excellent acoustical environment in this office.
Text description provided by the architects. For the startup’s New York City headquarters, Snøhetta retrofitted a 12,000 SF space on the top floor of an 1880’s landmarked building in Lower Manhattan’s NoHo/East Village neighborhood to provide a versatile, sunlight-filled office.
Acoustics are carefully managed to maximize productivity and communication for each team. Wide planes of glass allow visibility and visual connection through the conference rooms, but are acoustically separated. The non-symmetrical geometry of the meeting rooms minimize sound reflection that function dually to provide unexpected seating ledges on the exterior. The phone booths have been treated with bright, absorptive fabric and gypsum panels that add a pop of color and element of surprise.