Liveperson Headquarters

Liveperson Headquarters

Architect
Mapos
Location
New York, NY, USA | View Map
Project Year
2011
Category
Offices

Liveperson Headquarters

Mapos as Architects

Liveperson, an online marketing, web analytics, and expert advice company, asked Mapos to design their new corporate headquarters in New York City in a way that was sustainable, both for the environment and for their company culture. Central to their brand is the creation of deep connections with their customers, employees, clients, and vendors, such that everyone feels involved and has a sense of ownership in their experience with Liveperson.

 

To fulfill this ethos, Mapos designed not only the physical environment of their new office, but a working process that integrated Liveperson ambassadors at every step of the design for their input, direction, and ownership.The resulting design is a direct outcome of this interactive process. The office is centered on a large “town square” - with flexible spaces for working, eating and lounging - that is adjacent to the open kitchen and visible from the entry and reception area. As soon as you enter Liveperson, you see the openness and become part of the shared Liveperson community. Next to the town square is a shingle style “building” containing two large meeting rooms. These rooms can be used individually, be combined to form a larger meeting room, and even opened up to the town square to completely remove all the walls in the center of the office. The rest of the space is essentially an open desk layout - personalized by each employee – interspersed with small stand-alone meeting rooms. Each of these rooms is completely sound-proof for private meetings and conversations and bears a “crown” of signage and greenery.

 

Another key component of the design was the overall strategy of re-use. All of the materials left by the previous tenant – the carpeting, lighting, shelving, mechanical equipment, desks – were mined and catalogued to become the building materials for the new space. Not only do these materials add an air of authenticity and context to the design, but they also limited the amount of dumpters that had to be taken out of the building and the amount of new materials that had to be brought in. This single decision was a big reason the office was built for under $100/sf.

 

The existing carpet was brought up and the original concrete floor was cleaned and sealed, while the carpet tiles were used as sound insulation in certain new partitions. The existing light fixtures were removed and re-installed in clustered chandeliers in the reception and large meeting rooms. All of the existing wood shelves, desks, and millwork were disassembled and used for new desk construction. The shingles on the exterior walls of the central meeting room is a combination of wood materials cut down to the same size and applied as lap-siding. The sculptural walls in the reception area are made out of this re-used wood as well and composed to display the accolades, awards, and mementos that tell the history of Liveperson.

 

Material Used:

1. Crescent – General Purpose Wall Bracket (SWB)

2. Eluxnet- Solamax

3. Lightology- Rondelle CY SUS

4. Stonco- Expressives Series Medium And Large Deep Bowl

5. Wack Lighting- Line Voltage Track Head

Project Credits
Architects
Product Spec Sheet

ElementBrand
SolamaxEluxnet
Rondelle CY SUS Lightology
Expressives Series Medium And Large Deep Bowl Stonco
Product Spec Sheet
Solamax
by Eluxnet
Rondelle CY SUS
Expressives Series Medium And Large Deep Bowl
by Stonco
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