Braintree Inc. powers online and mobile payments for many of the world’s fastest-growing merchants. Partners by Design and Braintree have been working together since building their space in 2012 at 111 Canal Street. Moving to a larger floor plate at the Merchandise Mart provided some great design opportunities. 1/3 of the floor plan is devoted to collaboration and meeting spaces. Each employee also has on average 194 SF per person compared to their old space of 150 sf per person. Also new workplace standards implemented 54” wide height adjustable desks at every station. Team areas, focus areas and individual workspaces were maintained with destinations to drive people across the floor: the library, atrium, game room, tree house lounge, coffee house, backyard, etc.
Both the 2012 and 2014 projects executed by Partners by Design were completed under 6 months. A game room/kitchen area, partitioned by see-through garage doors, with accoutrements such as ping-pong, foosball, video games and hula hoops.