Spacesmith was retained by Daytop, a non-profit organization that provides compassionate, family oriented substance abuse treatment for adults and teens within NYC and throughout the metropolitan area, to prepare a comprehensive program for the organization’s space needs. Daytop owned their main building at 50 West 40th Street since 1972 and when approached by a buyer, the board and management team did not pass up the opportunity to sell and use the gain to fund programmatic needs. Through interviews, surveys and analysis it was quickly determined that Daytop’s mission would be best served on one or two large, contiguous floors, approximately 30,000 sf in total. The small floor plates and inefficient configuration at 50 West 40th Street were a deterrent to a new leadership approach which focused on delivering better services and improving moral through team building. Spacesmith assisted the brokerage team by preparing test fits, cost estimates, schedules and due diligence reports for potential relocation sites. When the final site was selected, Spacesmith assisted in workletter negotiations with the landlord and prepared extensive design development documents so that both tenant and landlord could be comfortable with the scope of work.The design challenge was to have an open work environment that still respected patient’s privacy and management’s need for confidentiality. The layout establishes a uniform working area for the employees in the executive office on the 4th floor and more private, service oriented areas for employees working with clients on the 3rd floor. Both floors feature the reception area, board room, and conference rooms directly accessible from the elevators and away from the exterior windows.