Confidential Financial Services Firm

New York, NY
Decision Making

After an extensive pre-design phase that proved its 20-year-old headquarters still had “good bones,” Mancini worked with this Confidential Financial Services Firm. to renovate the facilities by emphasizing collaborative spaces and sustainable practice.

The private banking firm sought out Mancini to reimagine its New York City headquarters, as it had gone 20 years without a renovation, and the lease was about the expire. While these interiors held up well, in that time, most white-collar industry had moved towards agile workplace principles. The client wanted to see if a consolidation or relocation would provide a more amenable setting for these principles, and save the client money through a more efficient use of real estate. The pre-design stages of the project, involving test fits of over 12 different locations, established that the Confidential Financial Services firms current facilities were up to the task.

Modern Design

Working with the design firm of Habjan Betancourt Architecture, we redesigned four full workplace floors, two half-workplace floors, and two floors (plus an overlooking mezzanine) dedicated to amenities, along with two floors dedicated to support, mail, and MEP systems. The amenities floors encompasses a conference center, a multipurpose room, a food service kitchen, plus the sizable “Broadway Lounge”—an assembly space with bar area for big events, open to anybody at any time.

Workplace floors accommodate state-of-the-art bench seating with collaborative areas broken out throughout; there’s also a small trading area seating 26. These floors are distinguished by different accent colors, such as a grassy green or fiery yellow. Great care was taken with the ground floor and its private entrance, as the building had recently been landmarked by the city.

Sustainability was very important to this firm. We designed with a light touch to avoid specifying new finishes and furniture where possible: existing casegoods were retained, existing workstations were adapted to alternative modules, and during construction existing ceiling tiles were saved for later reinstallation. The project has been submitted to the USGBC for LEED-CI Gold certification.