ExxonMobil - Seagram Building
In the Seagram Building, New York’s premier office building on Park Avenue, Spacesmith successfully met the project challenges to blend functional requirements with the building’s unique landmark status. ExxonMobil, formerly Mobil Oil, requested that the design adhere to their traditional corporate standards, even though the building’s character clearly demanded a modernist design approach.
In addition to the standard office requirements, the program included executive offices, conference spaces, and representative offices for visiting executives. The design for the entire renovation is airy, spacious and admirably addresses the project requirements. The overall feel is definitely modernist, yet traditional in the selection of various finishes. The conference rooms incorporate glass walls that repeat the rhythm and style of the exterior façade, and feature transitional furniture selections with rich and warm wood paneling. The design of the new ceiling maintains the building’s original lighting grid.