Second Avenue Learning is focused on innovation and creativity, so the company’s office space naturally reflects that approach.
The studio space for the company, which makes educational content and develops software, is designed around workflow so that the different functional areas are connected and readily available for collaboration.
The creative team and developers are on center stage, with lots of natural light and space. The suite is in a multi-use building where people live, work, and play, which creates a feeling of connection to the community.
Second Avenue CEO Victoria Van Voorhis and creative director Susan Colodny worked together to help select the colors, finishes and furniture.
The space also features furniture from Google that reflects Second Avenue’s creative vibe.
The Second Avenue offices are in the innovation zone, where many game developers and media studios are within walking distance.
The staff also enjoys easy access to food trucks, restaurants and music.
Second Avenue worked with Buckingham Properties to design the space, which is part of the Midtown redevelopment.
Designer David Senise aimed to create an environment that would entice talented and creative employees to want to join the Second Avenue team. Multiple styles of workspace were created — from open collaborative areas to quiet pods or “cocoons.”