TPG has been working with the National Hockey League (NHL) since the early 1990s, beginning with their headquarters project at 1251 Avenue of the Americas. Since, the firm has executed more workplace design services, including planning, strategy, and environmental graphics for the professional sports and entertainment organization. The NHL’s move to One Manhattan West marks the third headquarters project TPG has led with the most expansive scope yet, spanning over 175,000 SF.
The vision for the project was to create a workplace reflective of the dynamic and exciting nature of the sport without sacrificing functionality or future flexibility. Spread across five floors, the environment promotes a more connected, tech-enabled workforce that continues to be inspired and immersed in the culture of the League. The 27th floor is the landing reception area for staff and guests. To the right, guests are met with the NHL shield, which inspired the office’s sleek design and monochromatic palette. Throughout the office, the integration of media is connected seamlessly to the design, including an 18-foot media wall positioned around the U-shaped feature stair.
In improving their open workplace culture, the design team interspersed more collaborative environments to boost productivity. Huddle booths, whiteboards with tabletop seating, and informal lounge areas are found throughout the office. The large café can also serve as a multipurpose town hall space for team gatherings and events. Additionally, TPG designed several specialty spaces including a newsroom, a broadcasting studio, a Stanley Cup Shrine and memorabilia area for past winners, and a Player Safety Area for monitoring the health of in-game athletes. Additionally, TPG’s Branding & Graphics Studio translated the colorful passion and authenticity of the League to the workplace through banners, signage, and artwork.