Project Name: Midtown Office 1, New York, NY
Area: 12,000 SF
The client for the project is a union whose members work in the entertainment field, specifically dealing with the maintenance of costumes and the dressing of performers in theatre and film. The union required a headquarters office as well as a flexible gathering space for people with a capacity that at times can number in the hundreds.
The space, a former warehouse, required a complete build-out with specific programmatic requirements including offices, training rooms, conference spaces, and a large gathering space. The design makes use of the natural light that emanates from a row of existing windows on the south side of the space. Natural light spills to a central open space containing workstations. Acoustically private offices are arranged on the perimeter.
Architectural elements related to the theatre were employed to celebrate the union members’ work. The ribbon windows of the perimeter office suite have colorful alternating glass panes that recall the Mondrian painting “Broadway Boogie Woogie.” The partition separating the main conference room is detailed to recall a theatre curtain.
PJCArchtecture: Philip J. Consalvo, Craig Devereaux
Contractor: W & M Construction
Photographer: Bjorg Magnea, Architectural and Interior Photography