The go-to intra-office messaging service, Slack, has been expanding at a rapid pace over the past couple of years, and opening offices in cities across the world. Most recently however, the company debuted its new headquarters in Lower Manhattan and we now have an inside look at the 12,000-square-foot space.
For their newest space, Slack brought on international firm Snøhetta to design the office which sits on the top floor of an 1880s landmarked building. Just last year, Snøhetta wrapped up its much-lauded expansion of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and they’ve previously also worked on the reconstruction of Times Square and the National September 11 Memorial Museum Pavilion.
At Slack’s new office in New York, some of the standout changes Snøhetta brought to the space included the hints of color on the glass doors that are a nod to the brand’s colors, the custom light fixtures that also reference its identity, and the stepped wooden bleachers that allow for a more communal work environment and meeting space.
This continuous flow between larger communal areas to more private offices was one of the central elements in Snøhetta’s design of the space. Another key focus was to flood the office with light. The design firm reworked the existing skylights in the building to provide more natural light, and the overall design has been described as being inspired by “the city’s distinctive urban courtyards.”
Slack now maintains offices in seven different cities across the world. Aside from offices in San Francisco and New York, Slack also has bases in Dublin, London, Melbourne, Vancouver, and Toronto, and currently boasts over 6 million active weekly users.