Project Scope

The scope of work includes consolidation of Finance and Legal Departments to 513 57th Street 5th Floor, totaling to approximately 16,825 USF. See ‘Basic Services’ in the downloadable Proposal for Programming and Design Services descriptions. Our understanding of the project goals are as follows:

  1. Identify various end-user types by space utilization and their percentages of In-Person vs Remote Working.
  2. Space types will be a combination of workstations, private offices, and shared offices.
  3. Smaller groups will be consolidated into an “Agile” workspace environment, which will provide a combination of end-users working remotely and other end users working a “hybrid” of in-person and remote working, during a typical work week.
  4. A workspace “reservation system” will be used through a software solution.
  5. Confirming that there is adequate workspace and conference support space for end-users to work effectively and comfortably will be a key component of the project.
  6. This design effort is to assist ViacomCBS in determining a project schedule and construction budget.

End users are being consolidated from the following locations (Plans referenced from RFP Document):

News Finance:
555 West 57th Street: 8th Floor – 7,990 USF

GMO Finance:
524 West 57th Street: 2nd Floor – 1,640 USF

Unknown End User Group(s):
Outside of Broadcast Center – 5,000 USF

Network Acct & Shared Services:
524 West 57th Street: 5th Floor – 940 USF

Miscellaneous Spaces
Miscellaneous Spaces identified in RFP, outside of 513 57th Street 5th Floor, to be included in scope:

MPD to utilize 530 West 57th Street 1st Floor as “Agile Space” – 1,255 USF
Drew Barrymore Show to utilize 524 West 57th Street 3rd Floor as Office Space.


Culture is an asset of BAM, and the alignment of our values and CBSs values make us a strong working team resulting in historically successful projects. BAM is 25% women and minority owned and 40% of board members are women and minority.

Some of the diversity and inclusion initiatives we have are:

Workplace D+I Toolkit

BAM Creative is collaborating with our client Queens Defenders in developing a Workplace Toolkit promoting best practices for diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Culture Circles

An office wide, facilitated forum for discussing bias faced by our people in the workplace and our industry.

Lessons Learned

A biweekly discussion and office-wide celebration of teachable moments in architecture and design encountered by our team.

People's Group

An informal, moderated, open-ended, group discussion about racism and sexism.

Culture Posts and Case Studies

Bam Creative + Queens Defenders Collaboration

Queens Defenders, Community Justice Center, Far Rockway

Amanda Gorman
Inauguration Speech

Who Are the Black DesignersThat Inspire You?

To encourage employees to vote, BAM Creative designated election day 2020 as a "no meetings day".


A Renowned
Broadcast Legend

BAM has been partnering with VIACOMCBS since 2016 in a variety of engagements at the Broadcast Center, 555 57th Street, and Black Rock. Creating spaces that cultivate VIACOMCBS’s core strength in exceptional content delivery and that convey a cohesive brand has been a primary focus for all projects.

Project Adjustments

Through a tailored project website and working closely with the HR team, BAM assisted the client in easing the employee transition from individual offices to open workstations before and during the pandemic. When the pandemic became widespread during the construction, BAM quickly adjusted the design to accommodate COVID-19 safety. Changes included wide, open public spaces, and placing desks appropriate distance apart and facing away from each other. Glass partitions throughout the workstations are unique design details that offer an extra layer of COVID-19 protection.

BAM Creative is a multidisciplinary design agency. Our designers merge architecture, interior design, branding, and digital media into complete design and communication strategies that allow our clients to tell the stories they want to tell. Below are just two examples of our web and digital work. To learn more about our integrated design capabilities, visit our Branding+Digital portfolio here.

National Historic

Maintain the historic feel while upgrading program standards to support the vast network of technology and infrastructure essential for a Fortune 100 media and entertainment company.


Beautiful design is the starting point, but it is not enough. Listening to clients, understanding their goals, and pouring that knowledge into every element of design is what makes all the difference.

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