Looking to elevate and enliven its workplace experience, Kimmeridge, an asset manager focused exclusively on the energy sector, turned to Spectorgroup to design a hospitality-forward environment that goes beyond the standard office for its New York City headquarters. Inspired by the vibrancy of old-world Miami and the electrifying spirit of New York City, Kimmeridge wanted to create a rich environment that promotes the staff’s best work and celebrates the company’s people and clients.
Upon arrival, a raised welcome lounge—equipped with a hospitality bar and butler pantry designed to host events—connects to a large roof terrace, complete with lush gardens overlooking the Hudson River and the bustling Meatpacking District.
Journeying further into the space, a suite of meeting and phone rooms are strategically placed to deliver a curated experience. The focus then shifts to the employee with a large pantry and lounge, framed by a series of arches that serve as a transitional zone to the open work area.
Every detail enhances the overall concept and aesthetic of layering architectural elements with function. The design embraces the transformative power of lighting, sculpting it to extenuate the curves of the coffered ceilings created by the archways. Skylights offer natural light, casting a soft glow throughout the space. The office is bright and inviting with notes of subtle warmth from herringbone wood floors, fluted wood millwork, plaster walls, decorative brass accents and greenery throughout.
With a clear design vision in mind, Spectorgroup built a vibrant, open office that merges functionality and aesthetics while placing a strong emphasis on hospitality. As a future growth strategy, Spectorgroup designed an additional floor for tenant sublet, matching Kimmeridge’s design standards.
PHOTOS: courtesy Spectorgroup