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Design Approach to Office and Commercial Projects


Our practice and clientele have varied, from established arts and educational institutions to commercial developments and office interiors for not-for-profit organizations.  In all of our work, the focus has been on maintaining or restoring the architectural integrity of an existing building or surrounding context while designing facilities for updated and new program uses. When designing office or commercial projects, we always look to maximize the ceiling heights and sense of openness with glass walls giving interior spaces light and views of exterior spaces. Great emphasis is placed on the careful design of exposed ductwork, pendant or recessed lighting systems, and sustainable and environmentally sound choices of furniture and finish materials.  If the project involves a building or grouping including parking areas, the design develops from an understanding of the programmatic requirements of the client and responds to the adjacent context in building form, massing and exterior materials as is evident at 66 Newtown Lane in East Hampton.

Office and Commercial projects have included:

  • 66 Newtown Lane retail and office complex in East Hampton, NY

  • Fund for the City of New York offices on full floor of not-for-profit condominium building

  • Design of offices for The Conservation Company in NYC landmark building

  • New York Foundation offices located in the Empire State Building

Our designs have been featured in Architectural Record, articles in The New York Times, the AIA Guide to NYC and New York 2000. 

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