Open workstations were specified throughout to take advantage of the 360 degree views of Manhattan, Brooklyn and the East River. Use of glass panel dividers and office partitions free space further to maximize the visual effect. Custom wood paneling and marble flooring make for an elegant entrance. In addition, the fit out included private offices, six conference rooms, a board room and an executive break room with pantry and full kitchen.
Founded in 1920, ESL is one of the nation’s largest credit unions. Because of our expertise in financial institution design, JRS was retained to perform schematic through design development services for ESL’s new headquarters. Involving 4 floors and penthouse level, JRS provided planning and programming for their business operations as well as disaster recovery, call center, training, fitness and dining facilities.
Water damage in their headquarters was the catalyst for this renovation. Business continuity required some staff to be relocated immediately with the work being phased. JRS worked on a variety of design concepts focused on integrating their brand and company colors of orange and grey into a solution that was clean and fresh. A variety of 3-D renderings were created to aid in the discussion and included art and architecture elements related to their business.
Presented with a shell-only structure, our project team transformed the building into a Class-A office and operations facility. Upon entry, an abundance of natural light from the large skylights in the lobby fills the space. High-tech in all its elements, features include a central security command center and a dual function cafeteria-meeting theater with full audiovisual capabilities.
Our home office is an expression of the firm’s design perspective: impactful space, filled with light, in context with its surroundings. The exterior glass curtain wall forms a black reflective box while a skylight illumines the central atrium. Interior spaces serve as evolving pallets of materials and finishes clients may consider for their projects.
Moving from an inefficient and “generic” space, JRS conducted a departmental program inventory to summarize and prioritize requirements. This drove the selection for their headquarters complete with a call center, fulfillment area, executive offices and a board room. Many of the existing elements were incorporated to provide an efficient and budget sensitive solution. The new space supports 600 staff and offers them huddle and break out rooms, a game room, a café and quiet rooms.
The NFB Building is designed to combine executive office, retail branch, company training, and food service functions within a relative economy of space. Workstations and files of natural wood accented with manicured trays of faux grass introduce a subtle sense of the outdoors to the corporate environment.
Designed to reflect our client’s culture of professionalism and success, these offices are home to North Fork’s Manhattan-based management team. Sleek and well tailored, the location also serves as a fitting venue for meetings with the bank’s blue chip investors and clientele.
This new state-of-the-art multi-story headquarters offers space that is transitional and flexible to accommodate the organization’s needs over time. Standards were developed with the design team incorporating economical materials in creative ways. The facility includes training and meeting rooms with touchpad AV controls, an executive board room, a processing center and a cafeteria for 120 people. LED lighting fixtures were used throughout.