Located in Manhattan’s Flatiron district, the Ryall Porter Sheridan Studio is an open plan office designed to support collaboration and encourage the exchange of ideas and experiences. Projects are typically done in small teams, with team members participating from start to finish on all aspects of each job. Regular materials and methods meetings are convened to keep up to date with new building products and systems. Competitions are done frequently to focus the office on aspects of design at different scales and to foster aesthetic discourse and debate. Ryall Porter Sheridan offers Health, Dental and Optical insurance as well as an architectural travel/research stipend to all employees after a two-year period. The travel stipend requires that travel be off the continent and that a presentation to the office be made upon return.