Empire Office joined forces with MKDA to activate Bolton Global’s vision for their newly expanded offices located in the Four Seasons Hotel building in Brickell, Miami’s Financial District. A wealth management company, Bolton’s new space boasts sophistication in both the design and furniture selections, while also paying homage to the vibrant culture of the city of Miami, with most of the furniture finishes in black or white with pops of tropical colors throughout the office. Geometric black, white and grey coffee tables made by expert millwork provider, Fabricate, can be found upon entering the office in the reception area. They were custom-built to fill a gap in the scope and offered a shorter lead time.
A large pantry area functions as the heart of the space, with long wooden CB2 tables and an array of Industry West spindle back chairs for coworkers to gather and enjoy breaks together. Multiple added conference rooms and offices allow for private conversations, with glass sliding doors to uphold transparency and over 60 OFS Staks workstations are scattered throughout the space, supporting the need for heads-down work in the open area.
Even though the project was installed during the peak of the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020 amid many manufacturer shutdowns and delays, we were able to utilize our strong vendor relationships and strategic thinking to stay on track with both the budget and timeline for a successful and beautiful completion.
The Raine Group, a global integrated merchant bank, collaborated with Gensler and Empire Office to design and furnish their new NYC headquarters in Park Avenue Tower. Double the size of their previous office, the 2-floor workspace features conference rooms, workstations, and private offices–all furnished with domestically-fabricated materials. The space is bright and open with many furniture pieces featuring a mix of materials, including concrete, solid oak, and blackened steel finishes. Empire and Gensler partnered with various ancillary manufacturers to complete the space, such as MASH Studios, Restoration Hardware, Vitra, Gus*Modern, Blu Dot, Mark Jupiter, and West Elm, to name a few.
A long-time client of Empire and a leading global financial services firm relocated 2,000 employees from their offices in downtown Phoenix to a campus in South Tempe, AZ. Empire and Gensler collaborated on the two buildings that now house the company’s growing operations and created a fresh open office environment that features 120-degree workstations, cafeterias, game rooms, training rooms, a health and wellness center, various breakout areas and more. Steelcase Answer workstations provide an airy feel for employees while also limiting noise exposure throughout the floor. Additionally, Hamilton lockers allow employees to store their personal belongings, reducing workspace clutter.
This multinational financial services company partnered with Empire Office on the relocation of their Houston, TX office. Located in a landmark building in heart of downtown Houston, this office drew on the guiding design principles developed by its design firm, HOK. We worked closely with all parties to procure, deliver and install the project on a compressed schedule while achieving a 20% cost savings for the client through the strategic value-engineering of the furniture package. The resulting space promotes the client’s brand, ties into the local community in which the office resides and provides choice and variety of space for the employees. Featured manufacturers include Steelcase, Coalesse, Nienkamper, Prismatique and Boss.
American Industrial Partners (AIP), a national private equity firm, worked with Nelson and Empire to design and furnish their NYC office located on the 40th floor overlooking Midtown Manhattan. Empire procured, delivered and installed all furniture including Steelcase Ology height-adjustable desks and Steelcase Elective Elements wood private offices. The open plan office provides employees with a café, small and large conference rooms and collaboration areas. The space also features ancillary furniture from Geiger, Source International, Bernhardt, Cumberland, Davis, Gunlocke, Clarus and Nucraft, among others.
For this on-going phased re-stack of 8 floors, Empire Office provided all project management, furniture, delivery and installation services for the New York City headquarters of S&P Global. With over 20 manufacturers used (including Gunlocke, Bernhardt & Andreu World), the colorful and fresh workspace features ‘ideation’ spaces, private offices, collaboration booths, phone rooms and multiple conference rooms for multipurpose use. Additional amenities include large and small pantries, a game room and a wellness room.