The Centre for Social Innovation Coworking Offices by MCDC, New York City

May 31st, 2015 by retail design blog

The Centre for Social Innovation is a coworking space, community, and launchpad for people who are changing the world. The New York City-based coworking space was opened in 2013 and designed by Matthew Cohen of MCDC.

We provide our members with the tools they need to accelerate their success and amplify their impact. Together, we’re building a movement of nonprofits, for-profits, entrepreneurs, artists and activists working across sectors to create a better world. We believe that society is facing unprecedented economic, environmental, social and cultural challenges. We also believe that new innovations are the key to turning these challenges into opportunities to improve our communities and our planet.

All around the globe, people are striving to prove that another way forward is possible. They know — as we do — that it’s up to us to create the change we want to see. Since we opened our doors almost two years ago, Center for Social Innovation NYC has grown into a thriving community of over 200 social entrepreneurs, nonprofits, creatives and innovators working across sectors, from farming to finance and everything in between. From workshops to socials, we work hard and make sure to have fun while doing it. It’s no surprise members say that being at CSI has greatly expanded both their professional and personal networks.

We used a lot of sustainable/reclaimed materials in the build out of our space and get a lot of requests to visit from delegations around the world. Examples of reclaimed materials are our kitchen which was an apothecary in Niagra falls, our kitchen tables which were made from freight elevators that were being thrown out by the building, a coat wall with coat hooks/wood from a former convent, etc. We are located in the 10th largest building in Manhattan within the Starrett-Lehigh building.

Design: MCDC / Matthew Cohen
Photography: RXR Realty // Sandy Nicholson

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