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MEATPACKING OFFICE II

Completed 2020

Workplace Interior—6,000sf/560m2
Meatpacking District, New York NY

Fogarty Finger Architects, photos by Connie Zhou



Housed in one of the top floors at 412 West 15th Street, this family office was designed to create a tranquil respite from the hectic surrounding city. The layout attempts to emphasize the incredible views of the surrounding city while providing more introspective moments to display the client’s impeccable art collection.

The client, an avid collector and board member at the nearby Whitney Museum, had purchased an untitled work by the Los Angeles-based artist Mary Corse measuring over nine-feet wide by nine-feet tall. The reception space was designed around the painting with a dark plaster wall to highlight the unframed white canvas, an open ceiling with specialty track lighting, and deep overall room dimensions to give the work perspective. Slowly, the client procured other works by Günther Förg, Alfred Leslie, Stanley Whitney, Carmen Herrera, Andreas Gursky, Howard Hogkin, Diane Tuft, and Brice Marden to fill the walls of his new office.

A rigorous and warm palette—taupe lime wash paint, dark plaster, blackened steel office fronts, and pale white oak millwork and flooring—and a streamlined series of details and material transitions rationalizes the complex plan and ceiling conditions. The layout features workspace for twelve individuals while keeping a residential flair in the front of house and communal spaces. The client required a dining room for informal gathering and group lunches; the resulting north-facing room, supplemented by an adjacent serving pantry, is anchored by a large table, soft seating, and an integral marble feature wall with millwork displays.





16TH FLOOR PLAN
1—Reception Gallery
2—Dining Room
3—Kitchenette
4—Board Room
5—Open Work Area
6—Analyst Office
7—Office
8—Executive Office
9—Server Room

10—Coats and Copy Room
11—Storage