A Tour of WebMD’s Modern New York City Office
WebMD, an online company that provides credible health information and services to consumers and healthcare professionals, recently hired architecture and interior design firm TPG Architecture to design their new office located in New York City’s West Village neighborhood.
“TPG Architecture’s workplace strategy engagements revealed that the Garden in their former space was beloved by WebMD’s staff, and it became the catalyst for the eventual design. A variety of meeting and seating spaces are arranged throughout the new Garden, which includes a barista-staffed coffee bar and refreshment counter. Two staircases unite the third and fourth floors in front of a striking feature wall that stretches the full height of both floors. The wall is clad in split-face limestone, providing texture and focus at a grand scale. A state-of-the-art digital display, providing flexibility for myriad uses, delivers a “wow” moment particularly when viewed from the platform. Access to the Garden was a key factor in designing a space that actively promotes wellness in the firm: planning adjacencies were specifically designed vertically to encourage people to walk up and down the stairs several times a day. Uniting over 650 employees on two floors, the Garden is the heart of WebMD’s new home. The plan also includes several refreshment areas throughout, each with different offerings, to further encourage employees to get on their feet and venture out of their neighborhoods. Daily classes are offered in the dedicated fitness center, which was designed complete with locker rooms and showers”, says TPG Architecture