Occupying the top floor of a 1910 New York City landmarked building, this new 10,000 square foot office interior for the global urban planning and landscape architecture firm AECOM/EDAW Inc. is the first of a comprehensive design upgrade of its North American offices.
The open office space has a new skylight opening located above a central glass-paneled meeting room that is surrounded by rows of open workstations. Tracks suspended from ceiling-mounted steel trusses allow the individual steel-framed glass panels of the meeting room to slide across the office creating a number of different space configurations for conferences, displays and office-wide presentations. This flexible design element meets the ever-changing needs of the office while providing a vibrant and dynamic focal point.
After awarding the project an interior Honor Award, AIA New York Chapter Juror Neil Frankel, FAIA, FIIDA said “It’s a strong metaphor for the dynamics of today’s workplace, with glass walls that move to change the space from an intimate gathering space to one that can accommodate a larger group.”
The project’s construction methods, mechanical system, lighting design and material selection achieve a rating of LEED Gold reflecting the commitment of the EDAW organization towards sustainable and environmentally responsive design.