Union Square Technology Hub
New York, NY
240,000 sf • 22,300 SQ M
Davis Brody Bond is working with RAL on the design of 14th@Irving, a new 240,000 sf, 22-story technology hub located in New York City’s bourgeoning ‘Silicon Alley’ tech artery. The project was born out of the City’s initiative to focus on helping support established industries that are proving to be the drivers of economic growth as well as solutions to support successful early-stage startup organizations as they expand. The new tech hub will create a new 21st century institution and economic development center with the goal of supporting emerging industries in a dynamic environment. The building will house a Food Hall at the ground level, welcoming community & residents; Civic Hall, providing a central location for social entrepreneurs, change-makers, academics, and others to share knowledge; and Step-Up Office Space as well as Traditional Office Space.
Spread over six floors, Civic Hall will be comprised of an Event Space that will be available to community organizations in addition to building tenants, a Digital Skills Training Center providing job training and pathways to quality jobs for underserved populations of New York, and a Community Center. Civic Hall is intending to provide a collaborative community for technologists, community organizers, government, and the nonprofit sector to come together to solve society’s most pressing problems.
When fully realized, 14th@Irving will establish an entire new model for community and economic impact while produce economic development resources that extend value to all five NYC boroughs. The tech hub will provide neighborhood amenities that support the vibrant neighborhoods of Gramercy, Flatiron, Greenwich Village and Chelsea, as well as industries that support local institutions such as NYU, The New School, NY Film Academy, and Cooper Union.