Abington Lobbies, New York

In an effort to modernize their properties, repeat client Abington Properties engaged Spacesmith in the renovation of three residential buildings’ public areas including entrances, lobbies, corridors, and mailboxes: 10 Jones Street, 207 East 27th Street and 214 East 24th Street.

Abington Offices, New York

Renovation of public areas of existing 4,000 sf office space including reception and pantry to create more welcoming environment and improve functionality. Project also includes selection and specification of new furniture, materials, and finishes for all offices and conference rooms.

Abrams Headquarters

Abrams Books gave our company an exciting challenge: to design new headquarters that reinvented the way its staff use space and provide architecture that speaks to its new branding initiative. The space is an open work environment with several private working rooms for small groups, a full library, reading nooks, and over 600 linear feet of shelving and book displays.

Photo credit: Eric Laignel


Spacesmith took time to answer a myriad of questions and collaborate with us to make our new office embody the personality of our company, as well as highlight our products.
— Merle Brown, Manager Of Corporate Events And EA To Michael Jacobs, Abrams Books

Work in Progress Slide Show, Photo credit: Amy Jarvis

 

Avon Company Store

The Company Store includes state of the art merchandising and lighting technology all integrated into a built environment that is adaptable to the Company’s ever changing merchandise. The product shop, situated off the main reception area, reflects the brand of Avon as the company for women.

 
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Avon Executive Suites

Spacesmith combined the tradition and history of Avon with a more contemporary image by creating a warm, welcoming environment that is gracious, efficient, and functional. The design is light and spacious allowing views out and daylight in through glass walls and open vistas. A clean, modern luxury permeates the space. 

Photography by Alexander Severin

Avon Image Room

The design of this highly visible space reflects Avon’s mission and image, sophisticated, understated, and natural. The Image Room is part of Avon’s Marketing and C Level Executive Suite. Avon wanted an elegant yet comfortable living room feel with all the accoutrements of an executive conference room.

Bacardi-Martini Inc.

Spacesmith designed this comfortable yet corporate meeting place for entertaining out of town executives and guests. The space includes reception, private areas, meeting spaces, two terraces with outstanding views of midtown Manhattan, a bar, pantry, and themed environmental graphics based on corporate brand guidelines.

Photography by Joe Kitchen

 
Spacesmith takes time to understand the client, the brand and how to design a space that reflects the brand. Above and beyond achieving excellent design solutions, it’s the attention to details, the follow-up, the project management, the seamless collaboration with the client and other consultants that differentiate Spacesmith. But the best part about working with Spacesmith is that when problems do come up, they are there to proactively solve the problem.
— Louise Matthews, Global VP Real Estate, Bacardi-Martini

BlackRock, Philadelphia

As part of an ongoing on-call services agreement with one of the country's leading financial institutions, Spacesmith, in partnership with Davis Brody Bond, renovated and expanded the client's 9,200 sf Philadelphia office into an adjacent 6,600 sf of tenant space on the 16th floor of the Cira Centre.

Boies Schiller Flexner (BSF)

Spacesmith was engaged by law firm Boies Schiller Flexner (BSF) as executive architect on the build-out of their new headquarters in the Hudson Yards development. Our team worked closely with design architect Schiller Projects on the execution of the four-story space, floors 18-21, covering 110,730 sf. The goal of this project was to challenge the traditional hierarchical design of law offices and provide more spaces that foster collaboration, communication, and innovation.

Bonpoint, Houston

Continuing our relationship with Paris based children’s clothing company Bonpoint, Spacesmith has completed the design of their new 1,100 sf boutique in River Oaks Shopping District, Houston, Texas. The goal was to create an interactive experience for customers and their children through a succession of imaginative rooms filled with fun and fantasy. 

 

Bonpoint, Soho

Bonpoint is a high-end children’s clothing company with over 100 locations worldwide. As part of their US expansion, the Paris based company selected a 22,000 sf retail space in a landmarked building in Soho as their third NYC location. Spacesmith collaborated with their design team to establish the overall layout and customer experience. 

 

Boston Properties

Boston Properties selected Spacesmith to develop test-fit tenant suites for one of their under-performing office buildings. The design team developed alternate layouts for single and/ or multiple tenant floors. The layouts are clear, efficient and make great use of the building’s modern features. 

Breaking Ground

Spacesmith created an inviting, modern, and efficient office layout for this nonprofit organization. To increase the natural light penetrating the space, floor to ceiling glass was used at perimeter offices and open-plan workstations with low dividing panels were utilized for daylight sharing and to foster ease of communication.

"Photography by Alexander Severin"

 

Breaking Ground Headquarters

Spacesmith is teaming up once again with Breaking Ground on the renovation of their headquarters. We are proud to support this important non-profit as they continue on their mission “to strengthen individuals, families, and communities by developing and sustaining exceptional supportive and affordable housing, as well as programs for homeless and other vulnerable New Yorkers."

 

Brooklyn Brewery

The Brooklyn Brewery was planning on expanding into the newly renovated Building 77 in the historic Brooklyn Navy Yard, leasing 75,000 sf of space in the one million sf industrial warehouse. They planned to open a brewery on the ground floor, a beer garden on the roof, and offices on the 9th floor.

Brooklyn Bridge Park

Spacesmith conducted a feasibility study and then lead the design of the adaptive reuse of a historic building for the BBP offices. The first floor was gutted to reveal the original structure. Ceilings and columns were left exposed to create a loft like feel. The façade was opened between the structural bays to bring in natural light.

"Photography by Alexander Severin"

Brooklyn Bridge Park Pop-Up Pool

Spacesmith with partner firm Davis Brody Bond transformed a riverside stretch into a colorful recreational destination for children and adults. The Brooklyn Bridge Pop-up Pool has become a popular oasis to escape the heat, provide active recreation, promote water safety with swimming lessons, and have fun.  Repurposed shipping containers painted in bold, primary colors provide storage space and buffer the noise of the BQE.

I think it was a really great idea to come up with instead of leaving the land unused until development. This was something that would give back to the community and would compliment the uses of the park, being right on the water.
— Marc Gordon, AIA, LEED® AP BD+C, Partner

Brooklyn Community Services

Design of 20,000 sf of office space including new communicating stair, private offices, open plan work stations, conference rooms, pantries, counseling rooms, and multipurpose spaces that function as training and class rooms. Spacesmith was retained by Brooklyn Community Services, (BCS), to undertake a strategic analysis for two adjacent properties owned by BCS. Spacesmith lead a team of engineering, code, zoning, and real estate consultants to investigate, analyze, and provide recommendations.

Jane Smith has expertly led the team of professionals who are designing BCS’s new space, and serving as owner’s representative / construction project manager for this complex endeavor. Spacesmith’s design approach is both innovative and mission-focused, while also respectful of the ongoing cost challenges faced by BCS as a social services provider. Jane and her team support our organization both “on and off the field.” She is a pleasure to work with, and I wholeheartedly recommend her as lead architect for any organization that shares BCS’s commitment to equity and social justice.
— Maria Simpson, Executive Director, Brooklyn Community Services
 

Carolina Herrera

Spacesmith acted as architect of record on the renovation of Carolina Herrera’s three-story flagship store on Madison Avenue. The main goal of the project was to give clientele a comfortable, homey retreat from city streets and a luxurious shopping experience. Located in a Landmark District, Spacesmith worked closely with lead designers Studio Mellone and Chiara de Regi. Using clues from Carolina Herrera’s archives, our team created a space that encompasses brand identity.

New awnings with eye-catching red borders give a splash of color to the building’s restored off-white exterior. The entrance was widened with double french doors, and windows throughout the townhouse were replaced.

The first floor is dedicated to women’s apparel. Arched display niches play on the neoclassical roots of the townhouse and give the interiors a villa-like feel.

An over-sized, black-and-white hexagonal limestone floor touches upon the designer’s use of proportions in unexpected ways.

A stately round staircase, with a welcoming carpet matching the awning red, leads guests up to the second floor which holds more apparel and fragrance.

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Each floor has over-sized, comfortable seating in shades of pink, fuchsia, and turquoise, and coffee tables in the center, adding to the homey feel of the boutique.

The bridal salon on floor three is soft and feminine with blush-colored furnishings and a custom-made chandelier of pink Venini flowers.

The boutique features six fitting rooms in vivid hues with bespoke bullion fringe and velvet chaises, travertine-and-brass demilune tables, velvet ribbon trimming the walls, and state-of-the-art lighting built into the mirrors.

Photographer: Bjorn Wallander

As architect of record, Spacesmith was extremely helpful in explaining the design architect’s intentions, moving the project forward, and being available to answer questions as needed. As one of only three retail stores in the country, the New York location makes a very important marketing and branding statement for the company, and has attracted a lot of attention in the marketplace. The company’s senior leadership could not be more pleased with the outcome of this project – it’s like a dream come true.
— Giuseppe Celio, Chief Operating Officer, Carolina Herrera

Christofferson Robb & Company

Spacesmith designed the New York office for Christofferson Robb & Company, a London-based hedge fund, to align with the building's 1950's facade. The design adopts a professional, high-end attitude that mirrors the client's image: established, sophisticated, and responsible. 

Columbia University, Chandler Hall

Spacesmith has transformed a former chemistry library into a much-needed classroom space for Chandler Hall, a 1928 facility at Columbia University. The compact, innovative transformation presents a flexible design that speaks to new demands of the modern-day classroom. The project highlights a strong commitment to designing functional, research-driven spaces that respond to evolving university needs; specifically, adaptable furniture and noise reduction.

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Cooper Union Administrative Building

Spacesmith designed a new department in Cooper Union's Administrative Building to bring together Admissions, the Registrar's Office and Financial Aid. The goal was to create an efficient "one stop" for students, programmed to move intuitively with the registration process.

"Photography by Alexander Severin"


Process + Perspective Sketches

Cremieux

Spacesmith designed the build out of Cremieux’s first New York retail store. The challenge was to open up the two-story, 800 sf space without compromising the structural integrity. Our team replaced and enlarged windows to increase the amount of natural daylight filtering in and designed merchandise displays that include adjustable shelving and hanging racks.

Photography by Alexander Severin

The Spacesmith design perfectly fits our project requirements. We want to expands the brand’s retail presence utilizing this established design model.
— Stefan Cremieux, President

Flexible Merchandising Design

Daytop Village

Daytop is a not-for-profit organization providing compassionate, family oriented substance abuse treatment for adults and teens within NYC and throughout the metropolitan area. The firm engaged Spacesmith to project their program’s real-estate needs and analyze their current holdings. The challenge was to have an open work environment that still respected patient’s privacy and management’s need for confidentiality.

Donna Karan Showroom

Spacesmith restructured an underutilized penthouse space into Donna Karan’s stunning new DKNY showroom for the shoe and accessory departments. The design team worked closely with the in-house creative groups to develop, document and supervise the construction within Donna Karan’s very tight schedule.

EarthCam

In collaboration with partner firm Davis Brody Bond, Spacesmith designed a new entrance, connecting atrium, and 11,000 sf of office interiors for webcam technology leaders EarthCam. The project included re-cladding the existing 26,000 sf cement block building which also holds their technology and manufacturing divisions.

Photo credit: Joe Kitchen

 
EarthCam’s approach integrates valuable new directions in workplace design with a creativity expressing the company’s brand identity and track record of innovation. The green building, openness and light in EarthCampus all reinforce the company commitment to employee wellness and industry leadership.
— Marc Gordon, AIA, Partner

Edelman Leather

“A luxurious leather box to showcase all our products” was Edelman Leather’s request to Spacesmith for their new showroom. The project draws from a mix of raw steel and glass to contrast with the luxurious leather product line. The concept is interactive and enhances the customer experience. 

Edun

The offices and showroom for Edun, a progressive fashion company, were designed to be aligned with the brand's focus on sustainable, community-based projects. It was fundamental to Edun that their new home be built with the use of reclaimed and salvaged materials.

"Photography by Alexander Severin"

 

George Weiss Associates

George Weiss Associates Inc., a privately-held investment management operation, sought to expand its Park Avenue offices on to an adjacent floor. Spacesmith designed the new floor and the communicating stair. For ease of access, the stair is located in reception and features stainless steel railings and an adjacent glass wall.

 

Global Brands Group

Spacesmith acted as executive architect in the build out of 100,000 sf of space in the Empire State Building, consolidating several women’s apparel brands onto one floor. Hong Kong based architecture firm B&Co’s design mimics a downtown loft, taking advantage of the 17 foot high ceilings. This project is LEED Gold Certified.

10 Halletts Point

10 Halletts Point is a new, two tower (one 17 stories, the other 22) mixed-use residential development on the waterfront of Queens, NY. Spacesmith designed the public areas including attended lobby, concierge desk, two outdoor landscaped terraces, mail room, fitness center with yoga studio, resident lounge/ party room with catering kitchen, children’s play room, and leasing office. Our team was also responsible for the styling of seven model apartments.

Photographer: Jeremy Frechette


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Hermès Interim Store, Dallas, TX

Spacesmith continued its role as Executive Architect to Hermès of Paris in the expansion of the luxury brand’s Dallas store, working closely again with the luxury giant’s in house design team RDAI. Our team worked closely with the Paris based design firm RDAI and Hermès International, as well as the New York based Hermès project management team. 

 

Hermès of Paris, Dallas

Spacesmith continued its role as Executive Architect to Hermès of Paris in the expansion of the luxury brand’s Dallas store, working closely again with the luxury giant’s in house design team RDAI. For all locations, the millwork and built-in cabinetry are custom made; fabricated in a temperature controlled environment.

Hermès of Paris, Greenwich

Hermès of Paris engaged Spacesmith in architectural services for their new retail store in Greenwich, CT. As ‘Architect of Record’, Spacesmith collaborated with the Hermès’ Paris design team Rena Dumas Architecture Interieure (RDAI).

Hermès of Paris, King of Prussia

As ‘Architect of Record’, Spacesmith collaborated with Hermès’ Paris design team Rena Dumas Architecture Interieure (RDAI) on the relocation of the retail store within the King of Prussia Mall. The store’s façade incorporates another new element for Hermès; a sloped, chevron tile pattern that creates a dynamic sense of movement.

Hermès of Paris, LasVegas

Spacesmith continued its role as Executive Architect to Hermès of Paris in the luxury brand’s LasVegas store, working closely again with the luxury giant’s in house design team RDAI.  For all locations, the millwork and built-in cabinetry are custom made; fabricated in a temperature controlled environment.

 

Hermès of Paris, Manhasset

As ‘Architect of Record’, Spacesmith collaborated with Hermès’ Paris design team Rena Dumas Architecture Interieure (RDAI) on the expansion of a franchise store. For all locations, the millwork and built-in cabinetry are custom made; fabricated in a temperature controlled environment.

 

Hermès of Paris -  Palo Alto

Spacesmith is acting as “Executive Architect” on behalf of Hermès of Paris in the implementation of several new stores across the United States. We are working very closely with the Hermès in-house design team, Paris based RDAI.

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Hermès of Paris Parfumerie, New York

Hermès of Paris is expanding their luxury brand by launching new stand-alone perfumeries modeled as “scent libraries”. As Executive Architect, Spacesmith rendered the prototype working with Hermès’ in house design team RDAI and RF Studio architects. Nestled in the heart of Brookfield Place in the World Financial Center.

Photo credit: Frank Oudeman/OTTO

Hermès of Paris -  Sarasota

Spacesmith is acting as “Executive Architect” on behalf of Hermès of Paris in the implementation of several new stores across the United States. In that capacity, we are working very closely with the Hermès in-house design team, Paris based RDAI.

 

Hermès of Paris - Washington DC

Spacesmith is acting as “Executive Architect” on behalf of Hermès of Paris in the implementation of several new stores across the United States. In that capacity, we are working very closely with the Hermès in-house design team, Paris based RDAI.

 

Henley on the Hudson

Located on the New Jersey bank of the Hudson River, this development includes close to 100 condominium units in four and five storey buildings plus 68 townhouses. Project wide interior design services were provided to develop a transitional modern approach to the new urban style of the building's exterior.

Hudson Senior Center

Located in Hudson, New York, the project was to house the senior center functions in a new wood clad addition. The addition was to include a multi-purpose great room ringed by clerestory windows, an art room, game rooms, administrative offices and an exercise studio. The addition was designed within ADA Accessibility Guidelines. Spacesmith worked closely with the local government and historical society to realize a sympathetic and appropriate building that adheres to the context of the neighborhood and its inhabitants.

International Rescue Committee

The overall goal was to improve collaboration, communication, and productivity between the various teams. Simple organic and cost effective materials transformed the space from a tired, overcrowded office into a billboard for IRC. Natural light, recycled materials, and energy efficient systems were sensitive solutions that energized the work environment.

Irish Cultural Arts Center

Spacesmith is providing FF&E specification services for a new 25,000 sf cultural center on Manhattan’s West Side for a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the image of Ireland and Irish America. Their multi-disciplinary programming is centered around three core areas: performance, exhibition, and education.

Kips Bay Condominium

Phase 1 of a coordinated lobby renovation for the 1950s I.M. Pei Residence Towers, updating mechanical systems and accessibility while refreshing finishes: travertine walls, floor, ceiling, columns, etc. 

Komar

Reconfiguration of a 19,100 rsf space to include additional fashion showrooms, as well as a reception, employee pantry, and other support spaces for retail giant in design, marketing, sourcing, and distribution.

Charlie Komar and I had a lot of trust and confidence in the Spacesmith team, their work was very relevant and the team was knowledgeable and responsive. It’s really important that you have chemistry with the people you work with and we certainly felt that. You know, I think that everybody’s talented but it’s who do you want to work with. We highly recommend Spacesmith for their creativity, professionalism, willingness to step up to a challenge and their nimble responsiveness.
— David Komar, President, Komar

Ladurée, Soho

Spacesmith worked with Ladurée's in house design team Panetude to implement the design of their space in Soho. The location has a tea room, full restaurant, and retail store, all decorated with customized detailing shipped from France.

Ladurée, Washington DC | Union Street

Located in the historic district of Georgetown, the M Street location is Ladurée’s first presence and flagship store in Washington DC. Spacesmith acted as executive architect, collaborating with design firm Panetude, and was also responsible for designing the kitchens and other back of house spaces. 

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LF USA Jimlar Shoe Corporation

Working closely with Hong Kong design architect B&Co. Spacesmith was enlisted by repeat client Li & Fung Ltd. as the executive architect for the full “gut” renovation of two floors, 104,000 sf, in the Empire State Building to house their footwear division Jimlar Corporation.

Li & Fung Offices

As part of an ongoing relationship, Spacesmith collaborated with global supply chain management company Li & Fung and their Hong Kong based architectural design firm B&Co. on the renovation of a 24,000 sf office at their New York offices. The floor holds both administrative offices and designer studios divided into clear zones.

Lowe & Partners

Global advertising agency and repeat client Lowe chose Spacesmith to design and coordinate their move from midtown to Soho. The agency leased a total of 50,000 sf of raw loft space on three floors. A decision was made to keep the space as open as possible, allowing natural light to stream in.

Marchon

Marchon is one of the world’s largest manufacturers and distributors of eyewear and sunwear. The firm engaged Spacesmith to renovate and expand the NYC headquarters. Showrooms and glass walled private offices frame the shared workspace maintaining the feeling of openness and clarity.

"Photography by Alexander Severin"

MarketAxess

Spacesmith worked closely with MarketAxess on their decision to relocate from Downtown to Park Avenue. The move was an opportunity to establish a fresh, updated look designed to express the MarketAxess culture and energy.

It has been a pleasure working with you and the team at Spacesmith over the years.  You have been very helpful to me.  You have created two great office spaces for MarketAxess in London and New York that are often commented on by visitors to the offices – and of course when you are not around I take all the credit!
— Jim Rucker, Former Global Head of Operations Services, MarketAxess

MarketAxess, Hudson Yards

New headquarters for MarketAxess at 55 Hudson Yards, covers three floors and was designed as a result of Spacesmith's benchmarking study for this repeat client. The design is clean and modern with open workstations, private offices, and a variety of gathering spaces to meet the demands of this global provider of trading software. 

MarketAxess, UK

As part of an ongoing relationship with e-trading platform providers MarketAxess, Spacesmith designed their new 20,000 sf London headquarters. Using workplace standards Spacesmith defined for MarketAxess’ New York office, our team executed a plan with the latest workplace models for open communication and collaboration.