Eleven years into Copy & Art’s journey, we’ve made it to the 14th floor of 1 North Broadway—a longtime goal of our CEO, Elena Rivera-Cheek, who has always believed that Westchester’s top ad agency needs a top-notch office.
From a remote-only business with 2 employees, Copy & Art grew rapidly to fill (and then overflow) our previous office. Our need for a bigger, more flexible space that still centered us in the heart of White Plains was met by our new home, 1 North Broadway.
What does an elite ad agency need to succeed?
For team members working with many different clients and balancing full schedules of meetings and phone calls, we needed meeting spaces for groups of different sizes, including for single employees. The new Copy & Art office provides 4 collaborative spaces of varying sizes, including our 12-seat conference room. In addition, we have 2 private phone rooms for employees who need a place to answer a call without disturbing their neighbors.
Having more rooms and empty walls to fill has allowed us to flex our interior decorating muscles. Our employees are in the process of selecting fine art from museums around the world to fill our large gallery walls and give each of our meeting rooms a museum theme. Every meeting will transport us to Japan, Egypt, Italy, and other inspiring locales.
Our larger, more flexible office also needed customized technology solutions to help us work more comfortably, efficiently, and creatively. All meeting spaces and executive offices are equipped with smart TVs for screen sharing and presenting, for a total of 11 TVs throughout the space. Our smart fridge allows employees to add their favorite snacks and brain fuel to the shopping list. By far our most important tech space is our broadcasting/recording room. This is where we record both podcasts for clients and our own podcast; we have sound-attenuating walls to keep sound interference out.
Comfort is also key when creating a space where employees spend so much of their time. Three rows of motorized standing desks fill our open-plan workspace, with two additional seating areas for those who need a change of scenery. LED lights, Edison bulbs, floor-to-ceiling windows to the south and west, and dimmers in all meeting rooms provide a welcome respite from the harsh office lighting of the past. Living walls filled with greenery bring in fresh air, and a large kitchen with bar seating and an employee lounge area provide even more options (as well as the crucial espresso machine). Our wellness room provides a quiet, tranquil space for meditation, a private room for new mothers to pump, or a place to catch a quick workout on our Peloton bike.
In the new Copy & Art office, we’ve created a home away from home where our employees have everything they need right here. Our space is designed to promote collaboration, teamwork, and creative thinking. It provides flexible workspaces to eliminate schedule conflicts and encourage different ways of working and thinking. Most of all, it is a testament to the Copy & Art team’s hard work and dedication. We are excited to unveil our new home to our friends, clients, and colleagues at our official ribbon-cutting in September.
Our new space grants us more room to grow. We’re accepting applications for a variety of roles and are eager to welcome new members to the Copy & Art family. Visit www.copyandartny.com/careers to find open positions and apply using the form, or email your resumé and cover letter to [email protected].
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