L'Oreal USA's outside terrace at 10 Hudson Yards, Manhattan

Photo credit: Garrett Rowland, courtesy of Gensler

L’Oreal USA’s outside terrace at 10 Hudson Yards, Manhattan

In 2016, L’Oreal USA moved its headquarters from nearby Midtown to Hudson Yards, joining a host of major firms that had chosen to park their offices in the West Side area, including TimeWarner, SAP and Coach.

For the cosmetics giant, the move was designed to reflect a culture that encouraged learning, innovation and sustainability. L’Oreal employees were looking for a more digitally connected environment, one which offered space for collaboration and inspiring surroundings.

“We heard what our employees were looking for, which was a collaborative meeting space,” Sumita Banerjee, the senior vice president of talent acquisition for L’Oreal Americas, told CNBC Make it during a tour of the headquarters.

“We’ve got 12,000-plus square feet of meeting space here in this incredible building, where employees can meet, get together for casual conversation, or tackle the big projects and think about what that next consumer needs for the future.”