The Philadelphia Inquirer’s hybrid headquarters in Old City is a stunning, 36,500 square foot workspace at 100 S. Independence Mall West. This new space honors the Inquirer’s enduring legacy as Philadelphia’s newspaper of record, while also marking its status as a leader in modern media.
We worked with the Inquirer to reshape the organization’s real estate strategy and to reduce its office footprint in the wake of the pandemic. This contemporary workplace, which accommodates up to 200 people, is designed to promote collaboration in a supportive and inclusive environment, as staff continue the transition to hybrid work.
The hybrid office embraces core principles of universal design, with equitable spaces that celebrate the diversity of the Inquirer’s staff. Employees are not assigned desks or offices, as in a traditional office setting. Rather, they are grouped into “neighborhood” spaces that support the needs of individual departments, including news, marketing, human resources and executive staff. The Inquirer’s approximately 400 employees will cycle into the space on a schedule set by each department.