IAC Headquarters

2006 | New York, NY

  • IAC Headquarters View of the building designed by Frank Gehry with interiors designed by STUDIOS Photo: Albert Vecerka/Esto
  • IAC Headquarters Lobby and multifunction area Photo: Albert Vecerka/Esto
  • IAC Headquarters Private Offices & View of Chelsea Pier Photo: Albert Vecerka/Esto
  • IAC Headquarters Private Office Photo: Albert Vecerka/Esto
  • IAC Headquarters Collaboration Space Photo: Albert Vecerka/Esto
  • IAC Headquarters Break Area Photo: Albert Vecerka/Esto
  • IAC Headquarters Dining Area Photo: Albert Vecerka/Esto
  • IAC Headquarters Executive reception Photo: Albert Vecerka/Esto
  • IAC Headquarters Lobby with its interactive wall Photo: Albert Vecerka/Esto
  • IAC Headquarters Conference room Photo: Albert Vecerka/Esto
  • IAC Headquarters Open Workstations Photo: Albert Vecerka/Esto

Located in Manhattan’s rapidly evolving West Chelsea neighborhood, the new headquarters for internet company IAC sits on the West Side Highway in a new 10-story, signature building by Frank Gehry.

STUDIOS was chosen to design the interior architecture and the challenge was to consolidate the diversified businesses owned by IAC under a flexible, yet unified workspace. Additionally, STUDIOS responded to the irregularly shaped floor plates and a voluptuous curtain wall that torques and twists in and out from the interior spaces. STUDIOS crafted the open work areas with a flexible furniture system that adjusts to the fluctuating building shell, and locating enclosed offices in areas of the building with regularized geometries. Blasts of color punctuate the spaces, which are framed against the muted palette of a curtain wall rendered in alternating bands of white ceramic frit that graduate from opaque to clear and then to opaque again.

Awards

  • 2007

    Architecture Record / Business Week Award

  • 2008

    AIA New York Design Awards, Interior Architecture Merit Award