PayPal continues to grow its workspace in New York City.
Environment · Strategy
Along the way, we have partnered with PayPal to design workplace experiences that have helped their staff thrive.
Several structural bays were removed between the first and second floors and was outfitted with a sweeping stepped bleacher component—allowing for large all-hands gatherings, and through the use of the integrated technology, company-wide, global presentations and product launches. Above and overlooking the all-hands area is a café/server with café seating that allows for impromptu smaller meetings on a daily basis and for front row seats during a presentation.
While the workspace on the upper floors embraces a bright and playful material palette, these lower levels are finished with a more refined and mature palette balancing PayPal’s brand colors of blues and grays with light woods and brass. Cloud-like pendants float above the stair for a bit of whimsy while a patchwork pattern does double duty on the presentation wall, presenting as a large-scale artwork while offering much needed acoustic qualities to the large space.
A large travertine bar with a brass grid of suspended shelving and lighting anchors the communal area at the base of the all-hands area. The bar creates a special moment not only for PayPal employees and partners but also for visitors and passersby who have visibility of the activity within the space from Washington Street. This space hosts weekly interactive events and encourages employees to build community throughout the day, whether it’s making an espresso for a co-worker or celebrating a win during a happy hour.