Our New Dream Space
Welcome to Hudson Valley Magazine's new home.
Have you heard? We’ve moved! And we couldn’t be happier about our new Fishkill location. When it became clear that leasing our office space in Poughkeepsie was no longer an option, we launched a dedicated search for a new home for our Hudson Valley Magazine staff. “Our search led us to ideal space in a new office building in Fishkill that perfectly fit our needs,” recalls Ralph Martinelli, publisher. “Acquiring a new office offered a chance to explore a different type of design approach and even rethink the way we work. The result is an atmosphere that’s more open, bright and airy, uncluttered, and lends itself to more effective collaboration and stronger teamwork.”
Finding a new home in the Summit Court office building was just the beginning of our transition. Our next challenge: designing and outfitting the space. We knew exactly where to turn — California Closets, an experienced pioneer in creatively customizing spaces with innovative solutions with an equal focus on aesthetics and budgets.
Open, airy, uncluttered, sophisticated, and on trend were all aspects of our vision. California Closets delivered that and more. “The open floor plan creates a team environment and gives people room to lay out magazine pages and collaborate,” says California Closets designer Carrie Seekircher.
“We considered the size of each team and how they would work together, which informed the placement of the two offices,” says Seekircher of her approach to the project. “We were conscious of wanting everyone to feel comfortable and own their space without chopping up the office. And we kept things deliberately simple, uncluttered, and neutral with a less-is-more feeling.”
Following along the unique angles of the space, the desks were installed along the wall to capitalize on the walls of windows and give the feeling of being one with nature. “It provided the opportunity to have unobstructed seasonal views of the outdoors, including the trees and observing the weather,” Seekircher explains.