Interior architects may want to give the Department of Citywide Administrative Services a call: the city is reducing the sizes of cubicles for its workers to make room for more of them.
The agency is cutting workstation sizes from 6 feet by 8 or 10 feet to 6 feet by 6 feet, according to the Wall Street Journal. DCAS has also added more places for private phone calls and communal space.
DCAS launched a plan in 2018 to measure every inch of space the city leases or owns. The initiative aims to help the city avoid unnecessary leasing and better utilize its existing space.
The city also needs to be able to accommodate more workers, as Mayor Bill de Blasio has grown the city’s workforce by more than 19,770 people since 2014, when he took office.
DCAS expects to save $15 million on leased space it does not need over the next five years. [WSJ] – Eddie Small