Investment Firm WorkplaceNew York, NY
The renovation of this 32,500 square-foot space in a historic building on the West side will result in an inviting workplace with centrally located open communal areas, balanced with quiet “library” zones, private offices, and meeting rooms. The space is marked by a large bridge structure which connects two sides of the mezzanine as a place for gathering and impromptu meetings. A large open stair doubles as seating for town hall meetings and group discussions. Integrating principles of Active Design, the circulation encourages people to move around to generate happenstance meetings and exchange of ideas. Rich and textured materials and a mix of vintage and new furnishings suggest a boutique hotel lobby or contemporary loft residence more than an investor’s command center.