Sq Ft: 49,000
Location: Manhattan, New York
OAO designed the 49,000 sq ft US headquarters of a major international retail brand located on 5th Avenue in the top three stories of a landmarked 1888 McKim, Mead and White building. The program brought together three disparate elements in the Company’s portfolio: the United States corporate office, the northeast regional offices and a showroom of exclusive apparel.
Our design intervention integrated the program elements through an open floor plan with plentiful break out spaces punctured by a unique metal stair surround by open lounges leading up to a large pantry. This layout allows for chance meetings and encourages collaboration. The aged steel, custom storefront system, subway tile utility wall, and wood parquet inlays were designed to evoke a timeless office, striving for a classic New York City ideal.