The interior renovation of this historic spanish revival building located on Magazine Street provides state-of-the-art amenities while still respecting the original architectural details of the building. Upon entering the office, one is greeted with the creative heart of the office and our firm: the makerspace which houses CICADA’s model-making materials, workspace, and 3D printers. All of the other program elements are situated around the central makerspace, taking advantage of the ample natural light that floods in through the South, West and North facades. Flexibility and diversity of work spaces was a top priority when programming the new CICADA headquarters. A mix of smaller huddle rooms, private phone booths, lounge seating areas and conference rooms are arranged strategically along the exterior walls to provide privacy for the users and to take advantage of natural daylighting. All original wood windows were refurbished and made operable to allow for fresh air and a nice cross-breeze when the weather allows. The social hub of the office is the open break room, which is oriented facing Magazine Street with access to an outdoor balcony, providing a space to eat or work outside, people watch, and enjoy passing Mardi Gras parades.
By December 2022, CICADA will be relocating to a new state-of-the-art office space located in the heart of Uptown, New Orleans. Our new headquarters will provide a mix of open office space, soft seating, quiet huddle rooms, and multiple conference spaces, the new office is filled with flexible and inspiring spaces that help foster collaboration and creativity.