R/GA is closing its flagship Hudson Yards office in New York and its space in San Francisco, according to a memo R/GA CEO Sean Lyons sent to the agency.
In the memo sent yesterday, Lyons stated that R/GA’s “cavernous, football field-sized,” Hudson Yards office hosts about "40 staff and a few clients on any given day. We’re paying for something we don’t use and don’t need.”
R/GA will be opening a new office space in New York in 2023 according to a spokeswoman for the agency.
The news comes shortly after R/GA announced its restructuring plans that were said to affect office structure, staffing and how the agency goes to market. According to multiple people close to the situation, R/GA had recently gone through a second round of layoffs after it laid off 5% of its New York staff earlier this year.
“Today, 45% of our U.S. staff live far from our offices, and 80% of our project teams bring together talent from more than one location,” Lyons wrote in the memo. “The ability to bring talent together from everywhere is the backbone of our Distributed Creativity model. Now we need the infrastructure that supports it.”