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Hannah Hackathorn appointed Design Principal

Congratulations to our New York studio's Hannah Hackathorn on her promotion to the role of Design Principal.

Since joining Unispace, Hannah has been an important voice across the East Coast of our Americas region and as Principal, she will lend 15 years' experience to the continued growth of our design capabilities.  

Hannah was previously an Associate at STUDIOS Architecture and a Senior Associate at Mancini•Duffy where she led notable workplace strategy and design projects. These include a 250,000 sqft restack of Oppenheimer Funds’ space at 1 World Financial Center, a 750,000 sqft workplace strategy, change management and design project for Prudential and the consolidation of over 1 million sqft for Morgan Stanley.

In addition, Hannah recently completed the Unispace-designed New York workplace of web-based publication Slate Magazine.

Applying her large-scale expertise from corporate projects to more progressive, tech-focused workplaces, Hannah is taking the lessons learned at the macro scale into projects that are smaller, yet deal with many of the same issues such as customer experience, hospitality and future flexibility. 

Hannah’s design approach is also notably employee-centric. “Workplaces need to be humanized and take into account where people move within them," she explains. "Once you understand and figure that out, the aesthetic comes naturally.”

As Principal, Hannah will continuously encourage her team to stay involved during all stages of the project and challenge the industry’s pre-conceived notions of workplace design. “The Unispace approach is to be fluid and organic, leading to greater learning opportunities for our people, clients and collaborators,” she says.  

Hannah is currently working on projects for Industrious, DoubleVerify and Unispace’s new Manhattan studio.