design milk : Shake Shack Renovates a Print Building for New York City Headquarters

Burger phenom Shake Shack recently enlisted Michael Hsu Office of Architecture to renovate an old print building in New York City to become their new headquarters. Located on Varick Street, the new offices come with an open floor plan with whitewashed walls being the backdrop. A mixture of natural materials and black accents round out the aesthetic while preserving much of the original architecture.

Shake Shack Headquarters

In addition to the offices, they designed the company’s innovation kitchen along with a Shake Shack restaurant on the ground floor, offering a place to develop and test recipes.

Shake Shack Headquarters

The interior is designed to reflect the company’s commitment to hospitality and collaboration. The CEO remains visible within an office flanked by two walls of windows, separating the employee workstations from a large lounge space that gives nod to the company’s first location, Madison Square Park.

Shake Shack Headquarters

Warbach designed a custom light fixture that references the string lights that hang at the original Shack.

Shake Shack Headquarters

The offices benefit from lots of windows and green plants helping to make the employees feel more at home.

Shake Shack Headquarters

Shake Shack Headquarters

Originally posted on designmilk