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.
Due to growth, more private offices along with a variety of collaborative spaces offering casual seating areas were added via an adjacent space. Bench seating for visitors as well as “phone rooms” to provide privacy for employees who work in open work areas were part of the design. A new sleek café area was surrounded by booth style seating and flanked by a multitiered seating area. Lounge poufs in accent colors were placed in front of a scientific designed wall covering, a takeoff of the client’s work.
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.
This successful start-up bank sought to transform an existing office building into their new corporate headquarters reflective of their brand. The completely renovated interior augmented the corporate colors with shades of gold, tan copper in a white background. The executive floor incorporated walls of wood and glass for warmth, natural light and the desired privacy. Smart conference rooms offered a mix of traditional and high-top seating. All art work was selected by JRS.
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.
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.
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.