A haven of literacy in the heart of SoHo
For a company that had its first office in the sewing room of CEO Dick Robinson’s grandmother’s house, the elegant corporate headquarters at 557 Broadway in New York’s SoHo is an apt symbol of Scholastic’s growth. In 1992, Scholastic moved from its offices at 730 Broadway to 555 Broadway, a beautifully-renovated building that originated as a turn-of-the-century department store. The Company then bought the lot next door, 557 Broadway, and hired famed Italian architect Aldo Rossi to design a new building that would adjoin the old. Though Rossi died tragically in 1997, his colleagues realized his vision, and the building opened in 2001. Rossi’s design has been widely praised for a sensibility that is at once up-to-date and consonant with the industrial roots of SoHo’s historic cast-iron district. In 2005, Scholastic received the Pinnacle Award for Outstanding Corporate Facility from the Building Owners and Managers’ Association (BOMA) in Greater New York.
Today, Scholastic’s Corporate World Headquarters house more than a thousand employees, as well as a number of unique spaces like The Scholastic Auditorium, The Living Room, The Greenhouse and The Penthouse Suite. These venues convey the energy and personality of the Scholastic brand, and are the cornerstone of a thriving Event Services business that attracts a host of corporate and non-profit clients into the building for meetings, events, live webcasts and more.