Kayak ExpansionCambridge, MA
A multi-level expansion for an existing client that included new open workstations, meeting spaces, and a social hub. With the office space now spread across three levels, a new gathering space was needed to support the range of “after hours” events that are an integral part of the office culture.
Faceted solid surface counters surround a central bar, with banquet, booth, and lounge seating areas at the periphery. A new angled stair connects the social hub to the next floor, with stepped seating forming the base of the stair. A colorful meeting room is positioned overhead as you walk down to the social hub.
As the company treats the office as a recruiting tool, openings were cut into the floor slab to create a 2 story stainless steel slide to connect all 3 floors. This alternate circulation route provides the employees with a more exciting way to navigate the office space, and promotes another vertical circulation method to help connect all employees and foster interaction as they continue to expand.
J. Calnan Associates