Designed by the firm of AREA Architecture, the SAG-AFTRA New York Local is built to reflect the values of the organization, promoting collaboration and communication among staff and members, while incorporating functional elements for optimal productivity and comfort.
The Broadway side of the office is designed with unobstructed views of Lincoln Center to provide maximum enjoyment for everyone. Glass is used throughout the space so that natural light illuminates as many areas as possible. Ninety percent of the office perimeter is windowed. Exposed ceilings are painted white and ambient light is used for maximum reflectance.
With 55,000 rentable square feet of space on a single floor, the new office expands and improves upon virtually every feature of the previous locations. ADA accessibility is implemented to provide an environment that is available to all. The member lounge is equipped with Wi-Fi, six computer kiosks, an ATM and a coatroom. There is a large boardroom, a corner lounge, two conference rooms, and a multipurpose room, all equipped with state of the art audio visual systems. The multipurpose room has tables and chairs that are easily moved into a configuration for conferencing, classroom, or seminar usage. The local is designed to be a place where members can conduct union business, find useful resources to enhance their careers, and feel a sense of community.
SAG Foundation is happy to announce the opening of Phase One of the NY Actors Center. This expansion will further allow the Foundation to assist and educate a skilled workforce that is prepared to sustain and contribute to the vibrant and booming New York City film, television and broadcast industry and beyond.