This New York-based project took place in a landmark historic building that was constructed in 1911. The client wanted to retain some of the historic elements and classic feel of the building in the context of their modern financial firm.
To get the space up to code and move-in ready, an outdated office space had to be fully gutted, including the old plywood floors and terracotta ceiling. There was no infrastructure on the floor at all, so a new MEP system was installed.
While sleek sliding glass walls and detailed millwork lend the space a modern touch, GCI worked closely with Huntsman Architecture to find creative ways to retain historic elements. The original elevator was restored, as were the original windows. Exposed pipe risers were left intact but covered with a unique perforated metal casing to blend the old and the new. Red brick and exposed ceilings reflect the building’s historic roots.
The office includes a kitchen, lounge area, conference room, mother’s room, private offices and an open workspace that carefully balance old New York charm with modern-day comfort.