Jaklitsch/Gardner Architects

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Black owned

New York, NY


Marc by Marc Jacobs Showroom

The 6,700-square foot showroom is housed within a full floor of Marc Jacobs’ Manhattan headquarters, occupying the entire floor plate.  The challenge for the design was to maximize the use of daylight while creating meeting spaces of relative privacy and acoustical control. The design employs a curvilinear glass form as the central organizing element and opaque display fixtures arranged perpendicular to the west-facing windows. The shape of the glass enclosure responds to both the program as well as the structural conditions of the building. The glass is imprinted with a gradient frit to create a subtle visual screening that affords visual privacy for seated guests while providing standing visitors sweeping views of the full showroom.


  • The American Institute of Architects Institute Honor Award, Interior Architecture, 2014
  • Architectural Record Magazine “Good Design is Good Business” Award, 2014
  • The American Architecture Award, The Chicago Athenaeum, 2013
  • Merit Award for Interior Architecture, American Institute of Architects, New York Chapter, 2013
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Status: Built
Location: New York, NY, US
Firm Role: Design Architect
Additional Credits: Apogee Design & Construction, Buzzoni SRL, Illumination Works, McGrory Glass, Inc., Hage Engineering, and HLW International, LLP