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JRS applied the Green Globes rating system to reduce the carbon footprint of this ground up prototype branch. The building’s envelope consists of continuous insulation that exceeds NEC requirements. Inside, programmable lighting and HVAC systems operate in concert with work hours and room temperatures.
This 77-key luxury hotel doubles as a gallery with over 500 pieces of original artwork lining the walls of guest rooms and public spaces. Designed as a celebration of Manhattan’s contemporary art scene, we teamed with the Rockwell Group on the new ground-up project.
The lobby was designed for multiple uses with zones and seating plans for impromptu meetings and casual encounters. To reinforce the clients brand, a feature wall was designed to display their mission and awards. The lobby walls were lined with cherry wood paneling and complimented with golden carpeting and wall coverings. At the elevators a coffered ceiling and custom pendant light fixtures round out a dramatic design element.
This prominent corner lobby was redesigned from a curved curtain wall to a stronger shaped rectangle using stone and a new glass curtain wall capturing additional space and improving visibility for the bank. The executive lobby introduced gold and copper tones to accentuate the brand and has a backlit alabaster reception desk while the mortgage lobby area used the warmth of wood and the bank’s colors in the fabrics to create a welcoming space.
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.
With its surveillance console and monitoring station, the primary function of this lobby is to provide security throughout the mission critical building. Our inclusion of skylights and a vaulted ceiling create dramatic lighting effects and serve to balance aesthetics with functionality.
JRS envisioned the hotel’s new grand entrance as an aesthetic compliment to its elegant lobby. Redesigning the ceiling to expand the sense of height, we chose vibrant colors to match the interior lobby and a system of circular door lights to dramatically brighten the entire setting.
This makeover was our proposed showpiece for a world headquarters renovation. The new monument, landscaping and two-story metal screen transformed an outdated entrance and facade while inside lobby space was recaptured by rerouting pedestrian traffic. A glass encased mezzanine expanded the sense of volume and liberal use of wood materials creates a welcoming space.
This three story atrium area was in need of an upgrade to improve it aesthetically and ultimately increase its utilization. Lounge seating is arranged to offer comfortable huddle areas while different size pods create a more intimate and welcoming environment. Glass enclosures with wood slats provide privacy but allow light to filter in. The added large and colorful circular ceiling rings create interest in this tall and otherwise stark space.
Architectural references from historic styles are found in many of our residential lobby projects. Custom ordered furnishings and fixtures further help to underscore period themes.
To enhance the image of a three building office complex, JRS recast the existing trio of nondescript lobbies into an upscale, unified configuration. Central ceilings are raised to expand the sense of height while wood tone wall treatments and beige granite flooring create an aura of opulence. A freestanding glass sculpture engages visitors with its abstract engravings.