HTO Architect

HTO Architect

New York


One Hanson Place

Towering above its surroundings in Brooklyn’s Forte Green neighborhood, One Hanson Place is a landmark building that was originally constructed in 1927 and operated as the iconic Williamsburg Savings Bank Tower through the mid-20th century, and was converted to condominiums in 2007 resulting in 179 units throughout its 37 stories. The conversion was painstakingly executed to ensure preservation of the building’s historic details and the resulting interiors and units are nothing short of divine - ranging in size from studios to full floor penthouses, complete with Viking & Subzero kitchen appliances, chestnut flooring, extensive closets, lava stone counters, custom baths with limestone and hand-laid mosaic tile, and grand ceilings. The banking hall within One Hanson Place is an exquisite destination in its own right with magnificent pillars, striking chandeliers, and domed ceilings, the space serves as a venue for weddings, private parties, film and television shoots, and product launches. Residents enjoy a 24-hours doorman, live-in super, a fitness center with an adjacent terrace, a children’s playroom, multiple bike/stroller storage rooms, and a Resident’s Sky Lounge on the 21st floor with a fully furnished outdoor terrace.


Due to the building’s landmark status, we worked with the NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission to ensure design approval. For our clients at Canyon Johnson & The Dermot Company.  

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Status: Built
Location: 1 Hanson Place
Firm Role: Executive Architect
Additional Credits: Canyon Johnson, The Dermot Company