Empire Office partnered with design firm A+I to deliver a high-end office experience for this growing financial firm. We assisted with the procurement, delivery, and installation services for all workstations, private offices, ancillary, and custom banquettes & wardrobes produced in-house through Fabricate.
The result for this client was a cost-effective solution that reflects a sophisticated, airy, and resimercial office space for all employees and visiting partners.
In collaboration with the well-versed design firm Ted Moudis, our team at Empire helped procure and deliver over four floors and 61,000 square feet of workstations, private office solutions, and a mix of ancillary & lockers for this international advisory firm.
The mixed-use space offers private lounging, collaboration areas, conferencing rooms, and a large cafe incorporating pieces from manufacturers such as Blu Dot, Hightower, Naughtone, OFS, Steelcase, Stylex, and others. Other distinguishing features of this project include open-plan benching solutions, custom-built by Innovant, that allow plenty of space to re-energize and refresh.
The new flagship office for this multinational financial services company spans eight floors and over 500,000 square feet in Manhattan’s Hudson Yards neighborhood. Designed by The Switzer Group and an Interior Design Magazine Best of Year finalist, the result is a contemporary, high-performance workplace meant to support the future growth and innovation of the company. Empire Office proudly worked with over 20 manufacturer partners to achieve the desired aesthetic while driving cost savings and maintaining product quality. Various-sized conference rooms and meeting spaces are distributed across the office, providing different areas for team members to congregate and collaborate. Empire worked with Steelcase to create the dedicated workspaces, featuring custom 120-degree Ology workstations that accommodate approximately 200 users per floor. Additional custom pieces include eucalyptus wood conference tables by MASHstudios and various custom ancillary pieces from Brooklyn-based Manufacturer Mark Jupiter.
Shaw Industries Group partnered with Empire Office and design firm HLGstudio for full furniture specification, space planning, and product application. This global flooring supplier wanted a unique space that reflected their innovative solutions and approach in the textile industry. There is a combination of private offices, workstations, & ancillary from various manufacturers, including AMQ, Blu Dot, Coalesse, Nucraft, OFS, Steelcase, & West Elm. Within the 25,000-square-foot space is a large cafe and breakout area that provides ample lighting and room for collaboration. A distinctive feature displayed throughout is the artwork selected to resemble textile fibers and pays homage to local artisans in Dalton, Georgia.
Empire Office collaborated with design firm A+I to transform three floors of amenity space at 780 Third Avenue. Featuring a serene garden, restaurant, bar, and a variety of touchdown spots, the design intent was hospitality-driven and aimed to promote healthy living for the building’s tenants and visitors. Over 20+ manufacturers were used, including Andreu World, Bernhardt, JSI, Muuto, Narbutas, and Resident Furniture to name a few. Custom millwork by Fabricate is incorporated throughout the biophilic amenity space. To meet a variety of needs, a tenant-only work lounge, mother’s room, and several collaboration areas were carefully considered for this development.
After months of solidifying product specifications and architectural details, Empire Office and A+I were able to truly bring this space to life and maintain the overall budget along with the client’s design aesthetic.
Outdoor Living Retailer BBQGuys partnered with Empire Office and HLGstudio to transform their new design center and workplace. We provided a mix of ancillary, private offices and workstations from manufacturers like Darran, Grand Rapids Chair Company, Iron Age, Sandler Seating, and West Elm. Custom pieces incorporated throughout the showroom include a 20-foot boardroom table that Empire’s installation crew seamlessly delivered up three flights of stairs without dismantling. Amenities featured throughout the building include a full café, an outdoor living center for grilling demonstrations, a media production facility, and various collaboration and meeting areas. Empire assisted with procuring, delivering, and installing all furniture for this mixed-use space.
Jabil, one of the largest companies in the Tampa Bay area, moved into its global headquarters located in the New Roosevelt building in St. Petersburg, Florida.
Designed by Gensler and furnished by Empire, this campus contains resources to support the 260,000 Jabil employees worldwide providing electronic manufacturing services and solutions. State-of-the-art amenities include a conference center, café, 6 pantry areas, a board room, an executive collaboration/dining area, various phone rooms, collaboration rooms, mother’s rooms, lockers, library areas, lobby furniture, and outdoor furniture.
Empire delivered and installed over 700 Steelcase height-adjustable workstations and 60 Steelcase height-adjustable offices, which are now part of their Corporate Standards, developed by Empire, for office typicals at Jabil locations nationwide. This project took place over the course of the Covid-19 Pandemic, so the number of employees coming into the office drastically decreased. Empire worked with the client to alter the floorplan to reduce the number of assigned workstations to hoteling areas, a common trend occurring in today’s workplace.
Through value engineering and reducing the kit of parts, Empire was able to save the client over $1M in the overall project cost.
Empire Office proudly worked alongside Perkins & Will to bring this new state of-the-art recreation and rental facility in Sunny Isles Beach, FL to life during the Covid-19 Pandemic. Gateway Center is a place for socialization, engagement and leisure amongst Sunny Isles Beach residents in a relaxing and calm oceanfront location. Amenities include a 3,600 SF ballroom with banquet seating, social hallway with various types of seating and game tables, large and small classrooms and a catering kitchen. Empire worked closely with over 25 manufacturers throughout the pandemic to furnish this multifaceted space in what was a true team effort as order entry began in January 2020 and the project installed in August 2020.
The client was so pleased with the outcome that Empire has now created a new standard for product to be used in other City of Sunny Isles buildings and centers.
Retail fashion brand J.Crew’s new headquarters in Brookfield Place spans 6 floors and houses over 1000 employees. Located in NYC’s Financial District, the space overlooks the Hudson River and has 5 photo studios, mock stores, wholesale showrooms, management and accounting offices, conference spaces, employee lounges, and huddle rooms. J.Crew was drawn to this space because of the existing furniture left by the previous tenant. Empire Office, in collaboration with VM Architecture and Design (VMAD) took inventory of the existing product, reconfigured, and were able to re-use items in the new build-out, providing significant cost savings to J.Crew. Amongst these items were Steelcase workstations and private offices that were modified to fit the desired floor plan.
New furniture was specified and purchased from manufacturers such as Keilhauer, Andreu World, Wendelbo, and Davis – all in warm finishes to complement the J.Crew brand. The space now reflects the culture of J.Crew and is a more design-focused, and relaxing environment.
Empire Office teamed up with design firm HKS, Inc. to transform the 180,000 SqFt. Outpatient facility. This comprehensive patient and family center provides Orthopaedic & spinal care, physical therapy, imaging, ambulatory surgery, retail, café, and discovery research spaces.
Over six floors consist of ancillary, private offices, & workstations with products from various manufacturers including Steelcase, Coalesse, Sitonit, 9to5 Seating, OFS, and National Office Furniture among others. With Emory’s vision in mind to be a model of transformative practices and sustainable choices, Empire Office was thrilled to collaborate and develop an eco-friendly solution for this client.