This full-floor, 5,000 square-foot renovation in a 1950s office tower mixes high levels of finish appropriate to a corporate environment with an open, fresh look. Our clients, a prominent New York private investment firm, required careful space planning, systems coordination, and thoughtful interior design expressive of their identity and vision.

Given low ceiling height, maintaining the open, loft-like feeling was of paramount importance, which informed decisions for layout despite the challenges of mechanical coordination on this penthouse floor. Two partner offices and four executive offices border an open area of eighteen workstations and support spaces. The reduced palette of soft gray tones unifies the variety of needs. The use of gray-glass for office fronts eliminates the need for blinds. In the main trade floor, white furniture systems are organized to present a clean, modest environment that appears uncluttered. White marble is accented by walnut and leather furniture. One partner’s collection of colorful modern art contrasts the neutral tones to create an office environment that expresses forward-thinking modernity and tasteful luxury.

Both the elevator lobby and restrooms were renovated with white marble, and a new boardroom with spectacular city views extends off of the reception area. CJS also provided way finding and identity graphics for other areas of the floor, thereby achieving an overall coordinated look for every aspect of work life.