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Check out Pandora's posh NYC offices [slideshow]

Check out Pandora's posh NYC offices [slideshow]

The new office features multiple spaces for music performances, large gatherings, and “all hands” meetings.


By B.R. Fries | May 21, 2014
A large variety of loosely structured spaces contrast with small, private meetin
A large variety of loosely structured spaces contrast with small, private meeting rooms dubbed phone booths. All photos: court

B.R. Fries managed the construction of Pandora Media’s new corporate offices on two interconnected floors of the classic 125 Park Avenue building at 42nd Street. 

Unique to Pandora’s culture and the abstract, spatial experience of the Internet, there are multiple spaces for music performances, large gatherings, and “all hands” meetings, along with a large variety of loosely structured spaces for social interaction. 

This 55,000-sf project achieves a 300-person seat count while remaining sensitive to the needs for business and personal privacy.

To accomodate the unique and innovative aspects of this project, B.R. Fries worked closely with the project architect, ABA Studios and the project manager, WG Project Management. The team utilized cutting edge, computer-aided technologies for the layout, manufacturing, and construction of the unique shapes, materials, and millwork. 

A large variety of loosely structured spaces contrast with small, private meeting rooms dubbed “phone booths”—a setup typical of new workplace trends and the strong preference for social interaction in media and Internet companies, said Bill Brody, Vice President with B.R. Fries.

Pandora Media NY HQ
Location: 125 Park Avenue, New York 
Size: 55,000 sf
Architect: Andrew Bartle Architects/ABA Studios
Construction manager: B.R. Fries
Project manager: WG Project Management

All photos: courtesy B.R. Fries

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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