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Workspace Spotlight: Flocabulary

August 25, 2017 | by Jenni Klauder

Building vocabulary can be a bore, but not with Flocabulary!

Flocabulary’s educational hip-hop videos give teachers important and valuable learning insights to help students master core literacy skills. Plus, they help get creative juices flowing as students write and perform their own educational raps.

When this hip company moved in to their new offices in Brooklyn, they knew they needed a bright and colorful space to match their vibe. We sat down with Careyanne to talk about their awesome new office!

 

© Chloe Chudina

A Bright and Colorful Space at

55 Washington St, Brooklyn

SquareFoot

Describe the layout of your office. How does the office design encourage creativity, productivity, and team happiness?

Flocabulary

Flocabulary has an open office, but we have also carved out spaces for quiet work and work away from the desk. We have several lounges with soft seating where you’ll often see a team member working with headphones and their laptop.

 

© Chloe Chudina

 

© Chloe Chudina

 

Highlights of the office include our Classroom where we have companywide meetings. We often invite schools and students to tour Flocabulary so it’s not uncommon to find our guests in the space previewing one of our educational hip-hop videos. We also have an in-office music studio, so it’s common to find rap artists, music producers and beat makers working in our office.

 

© Chloe Chudina

 

© Chloe Chudina

 

© Chloe Chudina

 

Our meeting rooms foster creativity and collaboration with the built in whiteboards. We know that people work differently, so our meeting rooms differ in design. If you’d like to have a casual conversation, you might decide that the room with sofas feels best. On the other hand, maybe a round conference table would be a better fit. Either way, our rooms can accommodate. The colorful palette of the office with rugs and wallpaper also breaks the mold of a typical office, which can often feel drab.

 

© Chloe Chudina

 

© Chloe Chudina

SquareFoot

Stepping into your office for the first time, what’s the first thing someone would notice? And what does it say about your company culture and values?

Flocabulary

Stepping into the office, you’ll most likely see team members collaborating. It could be pairing on a code review or discussing a new learning strategy. Employees are not tied to their desk and take full advantage of the space.

 

© Chloe Chudina

SquareFoot

How does your space handle the issue of privacy, for those who need it at certain times?

Flocabulary

Flocabulary has dedicated Call Rooms for small one-on-one meetings, phone calls, or just a quiet place to work. Each room is tastefully decorated and allows for needed privacy. For mothers that have returned to work, we have a beautiful and private Mother’s Room that was thoughtfully added to the design of the space.

 

© Chloe Chudina

 

© Chloe Chudina

SquareFoot

How long have you been in this space? Where was your office before that?

Flocabulary

We’ve been in our office for 10 months. Previously we were in the same neighborhood (Dumbo), but in a smaller space.

 

© Chloe Chudina

SquareFoot

What’s the best part about the surrounding neighborhood?

Flocabulary

Dumbo is an amazing place to work. You feel a buzz with the tech companies and employees who have offices here. There’s also a lot of exciting development with the new areas, Empire Stores and Dumbo Heights. We have the best views in New York City, we’re located between two historic bridges and steps away from the beautiful landscape of Brooklyn Bridge Park.

 

 

 

Designer: Chudin Design Collective

Photography: Chloe Chudina

 

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