design & space planning for the Waterfront Alliance new office space

Midtown West, Manhattan, NY

click on image for more details

View of front entrance into office space
View of front entrance into office space
press to zoom
View of guest seating at office entrance
View of guest seating at office entrance
press to zoom
space plan
space plan

This new space is significantly smaller than the client's old offices. Maximizing space utility. Discovery sessions with key personnel as to space requirements, and importantly, taking on a new envisioned work scenario with remote and in office workers, were crucial. A design evolved to suit multiple flexible furniture arrangements for three scenarios: work, large meetings & large group presentations. Space saving included pendant panel dividers and methods to reduce need for on-site storage.

press to zoom

PROJECTS  CURRENTLY WORKING 2021

 

design for a tough situation: corridor aesthetics for a building-wide gas pipe replacement project

17-floor residential co-op building | Upper West Side Manhattan, NYC

click on images for more details

Rendering of hallway design in the works
Rendering of hallway design in the works

project goal: making the best of a bulky situation. click to continue.. task: to design an optimal aesthetic solution to "mask" the bulk of a building-wide gas line replacement to run along each of 17th hallways, working around beams and, to meet code, encasing it all in a 2-hour fire rated assembly. solution: a"chase" for phone/FIOS wiring using removable, decorative resin panels mounted on an angle and slim LED lighting strip bring light at each doorway.

press to zoom
design with precision
design with precision

on a complex project like this one, it's critical.

press to zoom
 

FEATURED PROJECTS

residential co-op building | Sutton Place, Manhattan, NYC

1.  entrance, lobby & hallways

click on images for slide show

view from building entry
view from building entry
press to zoom
another view from building entry
another view from building entry
press to zoom
lobby elevator landing
lobby elevator landing
press to zoom
our custom designed package console
our custom designed package console

Reflecting the style of the stairway balustrade, this piece is solid iron and steel and built to withstand years of daily use.

press to zoom
 
 
residential co-op building & professional offices | White Plains, NY

2.  lobby & hallways

click on images for slide show

a playful, stylish lobby redesign
a playful, stylish lobby redesign

was inspired by the original "vibe" of this 1960 era building—especially the iconic and original 6' diameter sculpted glass ceiling light fixture.

press to zoom
press to zoom
an aqua circle in the floor design
an aqua circle in the floor design

reflects the grand size of the stunning ceiling fixture above, creating a design relationship between the old and new elements in the space.

press to zoom
press to zoom

3.  reception, guest area, offices & conference room

law firm housed in four-story building built in 1900.

click on images for slide show

when your client asks for "Ralph Lauren"
when your client asks for "Ralph Lauren"

The art of design is to solve the functional while providing for the client's particular aesthetics.

press to zoom
work spaces that don't feel so office-like
work spaces that don't feel so office-like
press to zoom
a waiting room you won't want to leave
a waiting room you won't want to leave

when a client want's "Ralph Lauren", it's good to interpret that through the designer's sensibilities for a totally unique design.

press to zoom
custom dividers solved it
custom dividers solved it

creating pleasing and totally functional work spaces that abutted unsightly heating elements along the white brick wall and incorporated purchased walnut veneer desks

press to zoom
 

4.  residential suite for "pregnant women and infants program" (PWIP) 
 

a residential addiction recovery facility | Manhattan, NY

& community meeting /lounge /dining area

click on images for slide show

Su Casa—a pro bono design project
Su Casa—a pro bono design project

ASID New York Metro design team of led by Jacqueline Hosford, provided the design and project oversight as well as fundraising (mostly in-kind) through industry partners to procure materials, furnishings and labor. It was quite a feat. Super Storm Sandy put a halt to the project mid-stream. But when you commit to a client—especially one so worthy—you do everything you can to make it work.

press to zoom
a coat of brilliant blue
a coat of brilliant blue

Transforms the reception area. That and moving out an accumulation of unnecessary"stuff"

press to zoom
the residents' lounge and meeting area
the residents' lounge and meeting area

the clients are almost entirely inner-city people who've experienced the worst of NYC. How much harder is it to turn your life around when surrounded by dreary interior spaces? We aimed to give them a more inspired view of our City and most importantly, bring a sense of nature—not brick and mortar—into their living space. even the original photos on the wall were of NYC park trees and ducks.

press to zoom
more of the lounge area
more of the lounge area

We had a new wall installed to create a discrete, yet open space where baby strollers could be "parked" (see image 8)

press to zoom

347.482.1700 | info@JQLbig.com

New York City | Riverdale | Westchester County

©JHID LLC 2021