Pairing the high-stress work culture of investment banking with a workspace inspired by the serenity of the hospitality industry isn’t a conventional choice. But if the past two years have taught us anything, the rules of traditional workspaces can be thrown out the window. In a bid to entice workers to return to the office, more workplace designers are now taking cues from the hospitality sector, prioritizing the depth of team member and guest experience to adjust to rising expectations.
Investment banking advisory practice Ducera Partners’ recently completed Manhattan office. Designed by leading architecture and design firm Ted Moudis Associates, the front entrance welcomes visitors and staff with an elegant lobby, dramatically lit to highlight the warm wood and soft stone hues.
The hospitality-inspired greeting experience features a waiting area, which includes a u-shaped couch, sculptural chandelier and surrounding artwork. Within the office itself, Ducera’s extensive modern art collection is put on full display, adding another experiential aspect for visitors.
More info at www.tedmoudis.com.