The Perseus Book Group is gearing up to move its New York City offices into one location at 250 W. 57th St. by the end of the month. The move will unite the 70 people currently located at the company’s 387 Park Ave. South location with the 16 Public Affairs staffers on one floor in the building (Public Affairs is already in the 57th St. location, but will move two floors up).
President David Steinberger is using the move to create a work environment that he says will meet the needs of a publisher in the 21st century, one that involves more “collaboration and innovation.” To that end, the new office has four conferences rooms and more common space plus room for expansion. Until that space is occupied, Perseus will use it as temporary offices for visitors, including employees from its various locations across the country.
The new office, designed by Morris Adjmi Architects to Perseus’s specifications, will allow the publisher to arrange offices to make for an improved work flow, said chief marketing officer Rick Joyce. “Publishing isn’t a linear process any more. You need cross-department discussions,” Joyce said.
The move is set to begin June 27 and Steinberger expects people to be able to be in their offices June 28.