An online leader in providing health information, WebMD was looking to increase employee interaction and encourage collaboration. Moving to a new space, their goal was to create an environment with an open plan accompanied with various breakout stations. This two-floor build included over 600 workstations, 35 private offices, 10 collaborative spaces, a fitness center, two cafe spaces and a coffee bar.
Empire, alongside Gensler, created a fun, colorful, two-story workspace at 1 World Trade Center for this multi-platform gaming and technology company. The space features multiple “studio” workspaces as well as workstations and collaborative areas. The space also offers more natural light and colorful accents to encourage creativity. Empire helped procure furniture to fit the aesthetic design while adhering to budget constraints.
An innovator in the health-technology industry, Modernizing Medicine fittingly chose the Boca Raton Innovation Campus as the site of its new HQ. Together, Gensler and Empire Office designed and furnished this on-going phased project to reflect the company’s creative and fun culture. Empire provided all of the ancillary furniture and task seating for this 2-floor open plan office, incorporating the company’s bold brand colors. The office won ‘Best Large Corporate Project’ at the IIDA South Florida Chapter’s 2019 Bragg Awards.
The Penny Hoarder, one of the largest financial advice websites in the world, hired Empire Office to furnish the company’s 18,000 sf office in St. Petersburg, FL. A variety of furniture pieces, sound masking technology and art features were selected for the private offices, workstations, company lounge, reception and a variety of open collaborative spaces. The Tampa Bay Business Journal awarded The Penny Hoarder “Coolest Office Space” in 2018.
IHS Markit, a global financial information and services company, decided to make the move to the west side of Manhattan at Hudson Yards. With the desire to create a more open and collaborative environment, Empire worked with Markit and its design firm to create an open plan benching concept with neighborhoods of private offices and conference rooms. The space also featured a full café and bright game room, as well as generous ancillary spaces for employees to connect with one another.