Rockefeller Brothers Fund Offices

Here’s a great LEED Platinum project by FXFOWLE for the Rockefeller Brothers Fund in New York – which definitely has a nice 1950’s modern touch to it. Here’s a little description from the architects:

“The Rockefeller Brothers Fund selected FXFOWLE to design its new offices located in Manhattan’s Morningside Heights. The resulting design creates an environment that resonates with trustees, staff, visitors and the nonprofit community it serves. A key feature of the offices at 475 Riverside Drive is the Grants Hub, a central place for staff to collaborate, discuss grant-related issues, and review proposals. The space both highlights the core business of the Fund, and serves to further improve operational efficiencies.

To counteract the low ceilings and small windows of the 1950s building, FXFOWLE embraced the sunlight by centrally locating glass-fronted offices. Centralizing the offices leaves the perimeter bright and open, allowing sunlight to reach the entire office.

The interior’s understated elegance is enriched with a neutral and natural palette, complemented by vintage Mid-Century furniture, custom millwork and recyclable materials, such as IceStone, bamboo, FSC-Certified Wood, and slate from Vermont. The office’s layout blurs the boundaries between public and private with a flexible open-office plan to encourage better communication and collaboration amongst the Rockefeller Brothers Fund staff, trustees, and grantees.”