A new headquarters for Capital Z Partners, a financial services firm, reflected an unconventional office culture while showcasing their extensive art collections—in a SoHo warehouse.
Before implementing our design, the 19th-century warehouse itself was completely rehabilitated, including extensive masonry repair, a new roof structure, new foundations and a new sidewalk, as well as replacement of the existing windows. The qualities of the existing building’s industrial character informed the renovation’s palette of blackened steel, cherry wood, and acid-etched glass.
The upper four floors contain offices organized around central communal spaces with translucent partitions of extruded polycarbonate. The light-filled workplace supports the client’s philosophy of intense activity within a nontraditional work environment.