Hunter Roberts Construction Group

New York, New York

37,823 SF

Transforming a typical office floor into the ultimate meeting environment with universal access to stunning views.
Hunter Roberts Construction Group needed an updated space for their project managers that would facilitate team meetings in an open, aesthetically clean and collaboration friendly manner. Their managers meet constantly with clients, architects, sub-contractors and consultants and their requirements included pin-up environments, a floor plan that allowed for large and small team meetings, easy digital media connectivity throughout and a airy, light-filled experience.

The client was relocating from 2 World Financial Center to partially occupy the 51st floor of 55 Water Street, which had the benefit of harbor views from three different directions. Natural lighting and widespread employee access to the views was a priority and The Switzer Group employed clear glass throughout along with low furniture in order to maximize both these assets. In order to create a timeless and classically elegant feel for the workplace, The Switzer Group balanced mid-century modern furniture from the client’s existing collection with new colorful and contemporary pieces. For the finishes, the glass partitions were incorporated with terrazzo floors and wood finishes including Afromosa wood panels and laminated wood veneer in the elevator lobby.

The integration of digital media and collaboration tools was seamless, with interactive touch screen LCDs situated throughout the office along with magnetic hanging marker boards and ceiling and table microphones in videoconference rooms. Overall, the program consisted of 14 conference rooms for meetings that are often held simultaneously, workstations, private offices, a pantry, a training room/multi-purpose room and a large employee lounge.

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