Zola, an online wedding-planning and registry start-up and sales site, hired HLW to provide Architectural Design Services for the relocation of its New York City offices to the 39th floor of 7 World Trade Center. Leadership at Zola wanted a space that would support and reinforce the brand, culture, and DNA of being a premiere online wedding planning and registry site. As such, HLW developed a design that is stylish, timeless, and elegant; a thoughtfully curated experience for both employees and visitors.
The 40,000 rsf new build-out incorporates open office areas for about 230 to 290 people. The space contains open and closed collaboration areas, closed meeting areas, a pantry, a reception area, and various support spaces. The open office floorplan encourages a high degree of collaboration and communication across various groups, with broken out conference rooms, and a large cafeteria area. The floor to ceiling windows allow for an abundance of daylight, and add to the sense of luxury and serenity within the office.
Date: March 14, 2022