Silicon Alley Office Building
Since 1853, the building at the corner of Broadway and 11th Street has watched the Greenwich Village neighborhood, just south of Union Square, explode in popularity around it. Originally designed as a hotel, the building is currently out of character for the neighborhood after a previous remodel stripped it of ornamentation when transforming it into office space. Though it’s not landmarked by New York City, the building has its fair share of history—having been the first New York location where Alexander Graham Bell demonstrated his revolutionary telephone.
We took a site that is currently underbuilt relative to its zoning and designed a new, ground-up building that surpasses any high-performance office space that also maximizes the buildable square footage. Our team’s proposed design increases the floor area from 97,000 square feet to the maximum of 130,000 square feet. We leveraged our in-depth knowledge of tech tenants and the types of spaces desirable by today’s workforce, the team designed the building to maximize zoning setbacks as terraces and outdoor spaces, among many other building amenities, which these tenants demand.