Vocon designs Compass' Headquarters office in New York City
NEW YORK — Vocon, a national architectural and design firm, has completed the design for the New York City headquarters office of Compass, a residential real estate brokerage firm. Compass sought a design strategy that would create a multi-functional space positioned to accommodate brokers and staff, activities, internal meetings and formal events. Compass wanted an office that was visually open and with diverse environments that would foster work, collaboration and creativity. The Vocon design team achieved this goal by striking a balance of different spaces. By offering settings for a variety of different experiences within the workday the space enhances innovation and collaboration. Specifically, the Vocon team designed a series of interlocking zones that include a central collaboration zone, interconnecting stairs, a work cafe, and ancillary coffee bars. The central collaboration zone, centered in the open office environment, provides a spatial break that visually enhances the open office while providing teams with refuge spaces for both private and group collaboration.