Founded in 1981 and formerly known as Halcyon Capital Management, Bardin Hill is a global investment management firm that specializes in credit strategies and event driven equities. In 2018, the firm went through a period of rebranding and reevaluated the state of their New York City headquarters, previously located at 477 Madison Avenue. Looking to make a complete transformation in their workplace, Bardin Hill asked TPG to serve as their trusted architectural and design advisor, and to create a headquarters that properly reflects the firm’s aspirations, goals, and values.
Moving into their new offices at 299 Park Avenue provided Bardin Hill with the opportunity to reinforce their place in the global financial market. The new space is designed to be timeless and flexible, in both planning and aesthetics. Previously, the Client had a private office environment with no amenities, and the design was characterized by an overabundance of dark materials and finishes. For the new leadership team at Bardin Hill, expressing the concept of transparency was crucial to the final design scheme. TPG’s planning and design solution allowed for glass-fronted perimeter offices and conference rooms, as well as open plan workstations that have direct access to daylight and views.
TPG also incorporated new amenities in the design such as an open café area that overlooks Park Avenue, and multiple huddle rooms and phone rooms. For guests entering the office for meetings, conference rooms with their own coffee stations are conveniently anchored off of reception.