Tishman Speyer is a leading American real estate owner, operator, developer and fund manager of first-class properties across the world. Since 1996, Tishman Speyer has directed the redevelopment and repositioning of Rockefeller Center—a landmark property and premier destination for world-class shops, restaurants, and entertainment venues. In 2018, Tishman Speyer introduced Studio, co-working spaces within their properties that offer elevated workspaces and curated amenities. In response to the concept’s success, Tishman Speyer developed Studio Gather, a multi-use conferencing center that features elegant furnishings, high-quality technology, onsite staff, and versatile meeting layouts. To see Studio Gather to fruition, TPG Architecture was tapped to design the first iteration of the new amenity space, spanning over 13,000 square feet within Tishman Speyer’s 45 Rockefeller Center global headquarters.
As tenants and guests walk off the elevator bank on the 27th floor, they are enveloped in a hospitality-infused design concept that carries a high-end, refined look and feel. Unique elements including exposed brick walls, dark paneling, and leather accents work harmoniously together to characterize the floor. Past the reception area, there is a lounge with several seating typologies and other nearby amenities including phone rooms and high top seats adjacent to a coffee bar. Additionally, there are several smaller meeting, conference, and breakout rooms available for use.
One of the main challenges for this project involved calculating how to execute a multi-use space that can accommodate a variety of different events within a small portion of the floor plate. TPG realized this through designing retractable wall partitions within the main conference room of the center that overlooks the below plaza and neighboring St. Patrick’s Cathedral. The space can accommodate up to 300 people or be subdivided into three smaller rooms depending on the event, lecture, or conference taking place.