Heather Waye

Heather Waye

Fairfax, VA, US


Integrated Direct Marketing - Manhattan Branch Office

Nestled in the heart of Midtown NYC, this project presented a whole new range of issues to address. A Class A building in Manhattan, a city driven by Union Labor, presented multiple restrictions on who, how and when work could be completed. An organized project management
process was a key factor in the success of this project. This owner wanted this branch office to be an impressive client-facing environment. The wood trimmed glass walls allow for amazing visibility
and transparency in a city that can often feel closed in and opaque. For a total of 1600 finished sq. ft., it has four offices, 4 cubicles, and a large conference room by Manhattan standards. The space had
to be configured to accommodate the maximum number of employees, while also not portraying itself as cramped or cluttered.
Marble floors in the entry lend an air of sophistication which is then continued throughout the space in the furniture, finish and art selections. Finish selections called for luxurious refinement, while still being budget concious. This was achieved through a great amount of research of furniture  manufacturers and distributors that could offer a high quality customizable product for an “at-cost”

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Status: Built
Location: New York, NY, US
My Role: Designer; Project Manager; Construction Administrator