Kingsland Capital Management

The design of new offices for Kingsland Capital Management, an investment firm, is an open, light-filled workplace with dramatic urban views.

reception and waiting area of purple chairs at bottom of staircase

Located on the penthouse levels of a pre-war tower in midtown Manhattan, the spaces originally served as William Paley’s private suite when the building was the original headquarters of CBS.  The program includes a trading area for 38 people, together with meeting rooms, offices, and support spaces.

waiting area of purple chairs at base of a staircase

From the reception area, large windows frame views of surrounding midtown towers. New steel and concrete stairs are located, designed and detailed to unite three existing floor levels. The trading area, the heart of the business, occupies an intermediate floor level. The top floor includes the director’s office, a large boardroom, an informal breakout space, and access to the expansive roof terrace. A neutral palette is punctuated by boldly colored walls that distinguish key areas.

red wall with pocket door separating two work spaces
people at workstations in trading area
orange conference room with terrace access

The project involved major upgrades to the base building infrastructure, such as new windows, restrooms and HVAC systems.