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Monday, 24 June, 2019 @ 10:30 - 12:00 EDT| £40
Making its Workplace Week New York debut is Blackstone Innovations & Infrastructure, responsible for providing Blackstone employees and investors with the information and tools needed to grow the business.
The design for its recent 30,000-square-foot-office in the heart of Lexington Avenue, was to create an office that felt flexible, agile, and true to Blackstone Innovation’s creative culture and collaborative work style.
After exhaustive discussions and research into the fluid and flexible manner in which this team worked, architects M Moser created space typologies that would support their agile workflow, foster a positive culture and help attract and retain the best talent.
Functionality was key to the design. Blackstone Innovations wanted a space that felt bold and raw, but not overdone, which meant multifunctional spaces that can change and adapt based on the type of use. It also applied to the efficiency of use, thus all design is intentional and purposeful.
Operating under a different workstyle to its global corporate counterpart, Blackstone Innovations wanted transparency and collaboration to come through from an architectural perspective.
The design concept therefore features a series of neighborhood spaces that have traditional desks as well as open, collaborative areas and meeting rooms which encourage cross-pollination amongst staff. Aesthetically, a warm palette with raw and authentic touchpoints strategically placed throughout the space acts as a departure from the traditional Blackstone look.
The result? Blackstone Innovations is a standout example of a dynamic, flexible, and agile environment that fosters a culture of collaboration and provocative thinking.
Fringe Event Included
Following the tour, Chief Technology Officer of Blackstone Innovations & Infrastructure, William Murphy, will join lead designers (Chris Swartout, Director and Charlton Hutton, Associate Director) and workplace strategist (Grant Christofely, Associate) of M Moser to discuss design-thinking, innovation within the workplace, and how he sees work moving toward the future and technology growth.