Photography Credit: Copyright Andrew Rugge. Courtesy Perkins Eastman
Liz Liss | Senior Associate NCIDQ, LEED AP, WELL AP | PERKINS EASTMAN
This project was a consolidation of multiple offices to one flagship headquarters. Inspiration included a clean crisp image related to the precedent client office spaces. Rooted in an Asian aesthetic bolstering pride in the client’s brand and culture, this International Financial Services client relocated to the 16, 17 & 18th floors of 1185 AoA.
This office also has a 42nd Floor Amenity area overlooking midtown Manhattan with spectacular views. It was gut renovated to feature flexible entertainment and meeting space for hosting clients and allowing staff to take a much-needed break.
The materiality of the space was simple and fresh and the look and tone were repeated throughout the stack.
The challenge for this project with the flooring was definitely the client’s expectation and wish for a polished aesthetic. We worked through acceptance of safety liability as well as informing and agreeing toward a need for more maintenance than perhaps usually necessary with the light tone of the material.