New York, NY | Chicago, IL
Ted Moudis Associates wanted a dynamic environment at their new 79 Madison Avenue location that would allow for increased productivity and collaboration. This 35,000 square foot two story space comprises of a main reception area, studio workspace, administrative offices, resource library, multiple presentation rooms and café.
The premise for the design was to harmonize a “progressive” type of office with an established place of work. In order to obtain this, it was important to first understand TMA’s culture and processes and then explore ways to combine innovative techniques with traditional practices.
The result was a mixture of both creativity and functionality. This is visible throughout the open studio workspace as well as the shared common areas. Low panels at the workstations allow for visual interaction with maximum daylight exposure. Single size workstations provide the flexibility without hierarchical positions. The clear glass partitions, located in the meeting areas, help to define the space without visual barriers. A communal staircase along with a multi-purpose room and cafe further creates the opportunity for interaction. TMA utilizes this space by holding company meetings, industry events and training seminars.
Selected materials and finishes were essential in helping to create a balance within the office. Bright, white tones were used to form a pure, stark backdrop to the rich, dramatic Santos Rosewood. Warm and cool shades of grey appear on the floors and walls, accented with natural tones of ochre colored furniture and fabric panels.
Location: New York, NY, US