This confidential client engaged TPG for the relocation of their corporate offices from approximately 47,000 square feet at 65 East 55th Street to 70,000 square feet at 520 Madison Avenue. We re-stacked their organization over three full floors, providing fewer private offices and consistently-sized benching stations in the open working environment.
The success of the design was dependent on getting the departmental adjacencies right, both horizontally and vertically. An interconnecting stair unifies the space, allowing interaction between the contiguous floors. Each floor features a café space adjacent to the stair, which helps to stimulate collaboration and encourage chance meetings. A multipurpose room with a movable partition provides flexible seating and meeting space for conferences or training seminars.
Despite the move toward the contemporary—glass-fronted offices, adjustable height desks, and a benched seating plan—the design remains sophisticated and timeless, calling on traditional finishes like high polish marble flooring and a palette of white, grays, and browns. The client facing areas were designed to impress, and feature a world-class conference center and art display.
We also worked with the client to implement the space standards and aesthetic defined in the NYC location in their London office.