Balance, scale, and supporting a community environment
In designing for an eight-floor, 280,000-square-foot financial services headquarters located in Hudson Yards, the goal was to foster an environment where employees enjoy their surroundings, while encouraging focus, collaboration, and experimentation. We combined soft, diffuse washes of light, bold large-scale feature lighting gestures, and intimate low-level illumination. The result was a flexible environment that could support different types of human interaction throughout.
Balance was created between comfort and functionality, relying on indirect lighting solutions such as cove lighting and integrated lighting details. We worked closely with the A+I team, collaborating ceiling heights, mounting details, and dimension requirements to ensure optimal light levels.