Tokio Marine Offices – New York City

  • Client Tokio Marine,
  • size 18,000 sqft
  • Year 2017
  • Location New York City, New York, United States,
  • Industry Insurance,
  • Vocon has designed the offices for insurance company Tokio Marine, located in New York City, New York.

    Tokio Marine, an insurance company headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, wanted to expand its current presence in New York City by offering its staff space to grow and collaborate. Company management partnered with Vocon, one of the country’s largest design firms and one of the top 40 design firms internationally, to move locations and design an office that supports its distinctive needs.

    The executive offices and meeting spaces remain in New York to stay close to clientele, but moved to a more open space measuring 18,000 square feet, completed in April 2017. Both offices integrated innovative technologies into meeting areas to support the evolving needs of employees.

    The design inspiration was natural elements, including light and air for balance and tranquility. Light wood and dark porcelain floors accent each other for a modern and sophisticated look. The company is using the office as the standard for additional spaces around the United States, to create a cohesive feel throughout all locations.

    During production, more than 75 percent of the construction waste was recycled. In addition, sustainable elements were woven into the design to increase efficiency and reduce waste. Low-flow water fixtures and minimal watts per square foot reduce water and energy by 40 percent each. The company is pursuing LEED Gold Certifications for both spaces, and sustainable features of the buildings are highlighted with signage throughout the offices, to reinforce the importance of sustainability to both employees and guests.

    Photography: Will Ellis